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Charlotte Essex


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Charlotte Essex is a screenwriter with a background in production. Her spec script Contraband was a BAFTA Rocliffe Drama finalist and was shortlisted for C21. Charlotte’s debut play, The Fading Hum, was nominated for a MEN award. She cut her teeth screenwriting on Doctors and is now developing and writing her own projects for television and film.

As well as screenwriting, Charlotte is producing Sarah Pinborough’s Paramount+ 6-part series Insomnia for Left Bank Pictures. She has worked across the television industry for many years serving as Co-Producer on the final series of Killing Eve and working as Script Executive on Unforgotten Series 4 and Gold Digger.



Original Spec Script

Political thriller exploring the human cost of animal trafficking.

BAFTA Rocliffe Drama – finalist
The Finish Line script competition – 3rd place
C21 – shortlisted

Original Spec Script

Feature film adaptation of her play about a female Formula One driver.

Honour Bound
Original Spec Script

Feature film about the deteriorating relationship between a mother and her daughter which results in an honour killing.

Left Bank Pictures / Paramount+

Series Producer of the series penned by Sarah Pinborough and adapted from the book of the same name. Filming September 2023.

Film and Television

Doctors (2013-2017)

Wrote 5 episodes

Unlocked (2015)
RADA / Warner Bros

15′ short set in a storage unit about a young
woman trying to break free from her abusive partner. Produced for RADA for the final year students, funded by Warner Bros. Showcased in April and July 2015.

Director: Sasha Collington
Cast: Sean Delaney, Tia Bannon, Ben Chandler, Tamara Lawrence

Producer / Script Executive

Who is Erin Carter? S1 (2022-2023)
Left Bank Pictures

Producer on Block 2. Facilitated re-­shoots of Block 1. Filmed in Barcelona, post-­production in London.

Writer: Jack Lothian
Directors: Ashley Way, Savina Dellacour, Bill Eagles

Killing Eve S4 (2020-2022)
Sid Gentle Films

Co-­Produced the final series. Ran the writers’ room with Laura Neal and was the creative point of contact for actors and production.

Writers: Laura Neal, Kayleigh Llewlellyn, Sarah Simmonds and Georgia Lester.
Directors: Stella Corradi, Anu Menon and Emily Atef

Unforgotten S4 (2019-2020)
Mainstreet Pictures

Script Executive. Worked closely with the writer and the execs to implement all creative notes.

Writer: Chris Lang
Director: Andy Wilson

Gold Digger (2018-2019)
Mainstreet Pictures

Script Executive. Worked closely with the writer and the execs to
implement all creative notes.

Writer: Marnie Dickens
Director: Vanessa Caswill, David Evans


Cockpit (2020)

Full length play about a female Formula One driver trying to succeed on the track. Selected for a reading at The Park in January 2020 (postponed due to Covid).

Debt (2013)

Selected to be one of five playwrights commissioned to write interlocking scenes about “Debt”. Mentoring and dramaturgy given by Ben Ellis. Performed 13th August 2013 at The Green Theatre, Camberwell.

Director: Katherine Richardson

The Forum (2011)

July previews – Theatre 503, London
Programmed by The Underbelly (Cowgate) for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011.

Director: Laura Keefe
Cast: Jacob James Beswick, Kate Cook, Cerith Flinn, Meghan Treadway

Submerged (2011)

Performed as part of their Final Project at Soho Theatre on the main stage on 28th June 2011.

Director: Tony Hall
Cast: Rebecca Oldfield, Michelle Clayton, Kristian Jenkins

The Hanged Man (2011)

15′ short play. Selected by Theatre 503 for the women’s international PLAYLIST event. Performed on 27th and 28th March 2011.

Director: Lisa Cagnacci
Cast: Sian Goff, Vanessa Sampson

The Forum (2011)

20′ short play. Selected from over three hundred entries as one of five plays that was performed for the “Little Pieces of Gold” showcase at The Etcetera Theatre in Camden. Performed on January 17th 2011.

Director: Jennifer Tang
Cast: Kate Cook, Leander Deeny, Samantha Pearl, Rob Ostlere

The Fading Hum (2010)

Selected for the 24:7 theatre festival in Manchester. Performed from 24th July to 1st August 2010.

Director: Laura Keefe
Cast: Antonia Kinlay, Jack Monaghan, Jay Taylor

MEN Awards ‘Best Fringe Production’ – nominated
Vicky Allan Award – Joint 2nd
Nick Darke Award – Shortlisted

A Bunch of Bees

15′ short play written and performed as part of
the Arcola Writers Group.

Director: Joe Luke Murphy