My name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a writer and filmmaker from Leeds in UK.
As a script writer I’ve written for EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs. I was BAFTA shortlisted for my work on Emmerdale and was the winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Film Challenge and the Oscar Moore screenwriting award.
My first short film ‘Family Style’ was made for Channel Four in 1993 and starred a then unknown actor called Ewan McGregor and was directed by Justin Chadwick. I was formerly represented as a script writer by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop and the agent Jago Irwin.
Unique traits: Writer of great dialague, strong on structure, plotting and storyline work.
Television (Drama) Writer Hollyoaks is a British TV soap opera, that takes a mundane look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work. first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on the Channel 4 network. Originally devised by Phil Redmond, who also devised shows such as Brookside and Grange Hill, the program is set in and around the fictional Chester suburb of Hollyoaks and is centered around a former 1950s technical college which is now a college of higher education called Hollyoaks Community College (often mistaken for the real-life University of Chester), with the characters and main target audience generally being in their late teens or early twenties. Written by Anonymous
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Television (Crime and Drama) Writer A British soap that has been running since 1985, about the lives of people living on Albert Square in the fictitious Walford borough of East London. Written by James2001
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Television (Drama) Writer A series of short films made by winners of the Lloyds Bank Film Challenge competition.
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Oscar Moore Screenplay Prize Winner
Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge Winner