George
Kay

Writer for Film and Television

George Kay most recently created and wrote Lupin  for Netflix, starring Omar Sy. The series was released in January and went straight to No. 1 in the Netflix Top Ten in over 20 territories.

He is the writer and co-creator of Criminal, also for Netflix, which earned him an International Emmy Award nomination for Best Drama Series.

Prior to this, George wrote two episodes of the opening season of Killing Eve for BBC America. He co-created, wrote and executive produced Stag for BBC 2 and wrote the final series of My Mad Fat Diary for Channel 4.

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Television

Writer & Creator 

Producer Isabelle Degeorges
Director Louis Leterrier
Starring
  • Omar Sy
  • TV series based on the early 20th century French detective novels by Maurice Leblanc about a gentleman thief named Arsene Lupin.

    Gaumont for Netflix

    Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

    Creator George Kay & Jim Field Smith
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • David Tennant
  • Kit Harington
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Original thriller set exclusively within the confines of a police interview room.

    International Emmy Nomination 2020 - Best Drama Series.

    Idiotlamp Productions for Netflix
    Stag
    3 x 60'
    Creator George Kay & Jim Field Smith
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Writer George Kay & Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • JJ Feild
  • Jim Howick
  • Comedy thriller set in the Scottish Highlands co-written and created by Jim Field Smith.
    BBC Comedy for BBC2

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Creator Rae Earl
    Director Alex Winckler
    Starring
  • Sharon Rooney
  • Ciara Baxendale
  • Jodie Comer
  • Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 16 stone girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Channel 4

    Writer 

    Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Director Damon Thomas
    Starring
  • Sandra Oh
  • Jodie Comer
  • Fiona Shaw
  • Sid Gentle Films for BBC America
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Catherine Morshead
    Starring
  • Romola Garai
  • Dominic West
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Anna Chancellor
  • Second series of popular series following a television news room in Fifties Britain.

    Kudos for BBC1
    In development
    Our Zoo
    1 x 60'
    Producer Marcus Wilson & Luke Alkin (Exec. Producer)
    Director Andy De Emmony

    Our Zoo is based on the extraordinary story of the eccentric Mottershead family who, despite staunch opposition and personal sacrifice, established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

    Big Talk Productions for BBC
    The Tunnel
    1 x 60'
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Hettie Macdonald
    Starring
  • Stephen Dillane
  • Clemence Poésy
  • Angel Coulby
  • 10 part Anglo-French co-production, based on Scandinavian format, The Bridge. The discovery of a body on a channel tunnel train launches a joint police investigation between the two jurisdictions.

    Kudos Film and Televison for SKY Atlantic

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Faye Ward
    Starring
  • Phil Davies
  • Dramatic monologue about an embattled teacher.

    Ruby Films for Channel 4

    Film

    Writer & Director & Producer 

    Director George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Writer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Yeva Paley
  • Hadley Fraser
  • Comedy film, which plays with the viewer's perception of immigrants
    Channel 4
    Addiction TV

    Writer 

    Producer Alison Owen
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • James Corden
  • Anthony Belcher lives in a world where fate conspires against him but when two strange men offer his a chance to reverse his fortunes he ends up in mroe trouble than ever
    Ruby Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
    In development
    Producer Fred Berger & Jason Carden
    Director Misha Manson-Smith
    Starring
  • Michael Sheen
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Ty Simpkins
  • In this comedy of errors, a father confesses a crime to his young son when he thinks he's been busted by the police.

    Imposter Pictures and Funny or Die
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Alfie Field
  • Juliet Cowan
  • Steve Furst
  • Film about a precocious little boy informing his father about his immediate intentions for travelling
    Idiotlamp Productions
    Producer Alan Traquair
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Perry Benson
  • James Corden
  • James Cosmo
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Film about a young man's personal search, which uncovers a lot of dark secrets in a seemingly normal suburban household
    BBC Films
    Idiotlamp Productions