Rob Young is an award-winning writer and former BAFTA Screenplay Judge. He has spent 20 years writing for the UK’s top film, TV, radio and theatre companies including the BBC, Channel 4, FilmFour, Radio 4, Sony, Aardman, Working Title Films and the National Theatre.
Rob has written everything from an award-winning Christina Ricci movie (Miranda) to the first online play for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Midsummer Nights’ Dreaming).
He has just had 100 of his poems built into the pavements of Kent as part of the award-winning Chatham Placemaking Project.
Rob’s stage adaptation of Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning novella (The Old Man and the Sea) won the Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival. Rob works across the entire writing spectrum and his work has featured a helicopter, drone, folly, football stadium, fishing boats and a full-size galleon. Rob has written 12 plays that received kind reviews in the broadsheets. “What impresses most is Young’s deft, funny and deep command of the contemporary idiom”, Evening Standard.
Rob has written over 2,000 script reports to help fledgling writers and teaches at various universities and new writing organisations. He is a Senior Script Reader at New Writing South.