Writer for film and television

Malcolm is an award-winning screenwriter from Mansfield, whose credits include the acclaimed feature films, What Richard Did and Herself. He created and wrote C4's hit TV drama series Ackley Bridge, now in it's 5th series, and he has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Shameless and Skins. 

Malcolm's ​screenplay for What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and produced by Element Pictures, won numerous awards including The Evening Standard British Film Award's Best Screenplay, The Writer's Guild's Best Screenplay and the Irish Film and TV Award's Best Film Script. 

Malcolm cowrote the film Herself with it's star Clare Dunne. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, reviews for the film were outstanding and it was released globally across 2021, winning Best Script at the IFTAs that year. 

‘Herself’: First Look At Phyllida Lloyd Drama




Adapted from Mark Lowery's novel Charlie and Me, with Origin pictures and Sony. 

Winner of Best Script at the IFTAs 2021.
Creator Clare Dunne
Producer Ed Guiney, Rory Gilmartin, Sharon Horgan
Writer Clare Dunne
  • Harriet Walter
  • Conleth Hill
  • Clare Dunne
  • Element & Merman
    What Richard Did
    Winner: Best Screenplay Evening Standard Film Awards
    Producer Ed Guiney
    Director Lenny Abrahamson
  • Sam Keeley
  • Lars Mikkelsen
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Lorraine Pilkington
  • Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder
    Element Pictures


    Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

    Creator Malcolm Campbell
    Writer Malcolm Campbell

    Drama series set in an integrated Academy in racially divided Yorkshire

    Pilot Episode

    The Forge for Channel 4 for Channel 4

    Writer & Creator 

    Creator Malcolm Campbell
    Writer Malcolm Campbell

    In development

    Element Pictures for BBC NI


  • Veerle Baetens
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Amanda Hale
  • Drama set during the Wars of the Roses, told from the perspective of women
    Company Pictures for BBC1
    Creator Paul Abbott
    Producer Johann Knobel
  • David Threlfall
  • Episode writer on the classic Channel 4 series
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
    Producer John Griffin
    Director Charles Martin
    Company Pictures for E4
    All About Me
    Bafta Nominated: Best Writer
    1 x 60'
    Director Beryl Richards
  • Phil Davis
  • Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer
    Resource Base for BBC1
    Producer Johnathan Young
  • Todd Carty
  • Gary Lucy
  • Bernie Nolan
  • Talkback Thames for ITV1
    Losing It
    BAFTA Nominated:
    1 x 30'
    Producer Hilary Durman
    Director Cilla Ware
  • LInda Bassett
  • Lee Williams
  • Drama about teenagers and depression
    Channel 4
    Black Cab
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jake Lushington
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Emma Handy
  • Philip Jackson
  • World Productions for BBC2
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ant McPartlin
  • Zenith North for BBC1
    Table 12
    2 x 10'
    Producer Jake Lushington
  • Daniela Nardini
  • Paul Nicholls
  • A series of short films set in a busy restaurants
    World Productions for BBC2
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2