Marie Macneill

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01326 259228 Ext: 259228

Initially Marie worked as an actress after training for three years at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has appeared in theatre and on TV, radio and film. She was artistic director of the theatre company Bedside Manners for 16 years, which toured and produced 45 original productions from Scotland to Cornwall, via the West End. Marie has written extensively for theatre (29 plays and musicals produced), film and television. In 1999 she was nominated for the TAPS (Television Arts Performance Showcase) writer of the year award for her sit-com St Hoggen.

Other television work includes 11 episodes of The Tribe (Cloud 9, Channel 5) Revelations (Cloud 9, Channel 5); she was commissioned to write two drama series for the BBC and a 12 part drama series for S4C. Marie has been commissioned to write five feature films and has had one feature optioned. In 2010 her low budget supernatural horror, The Dark Side, was selected to be part of the Cross Channel Film Lab development scheme in Brittany and Cornwall. In 2014 she worked on a zombie horror film, which is slated for 2015. As a director and/or producer Marie has worked on over 75 shows for a variety of theatre companies and five short films. She has worked extensively as a script editor for Cornwall Film; UK Film Council; Kent Hothouse and Screen South; and many individual writers. She hopes to finish her second novel An Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area in June 2015.


Honours and awards


Teaching Excellence Award. Falmouth University.

Membership of external committees

Writers' Guild of Great Britain Executive Council; Cornwall and Devon Rep

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Storytelling; Screenwriting; Script Editing; Script Mentoring; Script Consultancy

Research topics



Areas of teaching

Film; Television; Drama; Screenwriting; Producing; Directing

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Television
BA(Hons) Film

Professional engagement