Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper
Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Director

Leeds, United Kingdom

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February 2016
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About Matthew

My name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a writer and filmmaker from Leeds in UK.

My feature debut as a director is Markham - released August 2020.

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: Director of visually arresting films, works well with actors. As a writer I'm strong on dialogue, structure, and character.



  • When the Earth Gives Up the Dead

    When the Earth Gives Up the Dead (2021)
    Film Writer

  • Deal of the Dead

    Deal of the Dead (2020)
    Film Writer

  • Markham

    Markham (2020)
    Film Writer

  • In Good Company

    In Good Company (2017)
    Video Writer

  • Lies We Tell

    Lies We Tell (2017)
    Film Script and Continuity Department

  • No Sleep Till Doncaster

    No Sleep Till Doncaster (2011)
    Video Director

  • Dylan Ogden

    Dylan Ogden (2008)
    Video Writer

  • Cass

    Cass (2008)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Hollyoaks

    Hollyoaks (2006 - 2007)
    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

  • Seashell

    Seashell (2006)
    Video Director

  • Family Affairs

    Family Affairs (2003)
    Television (Drama) Writer Add a Plot »

  • EastEnders

    EastEnders (2003)
    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

  • Get McGregor

    Get McGregor (1998)
    Film Writer

  • Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge

    Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (1994)
    Television (Drama) Writer A series of short films made by winners of the Lloyds Bank Film Challenge competition.

  • Family Style

    Family Style (1993)
    Television (Short) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Point Blank 1990

    Point Blank 1990 (1991)
    Film Writer

  • The Battle of Belgrave Street

    The Battle of Belgrave Street

  • Archie's Last Drive

    Archie's Last Drive
    Miscellaneous Crew

  • Icarus Rising

    Icarus Rising
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Emmerdale Farm

    Emmerdale Farm
    TV Series Writer


  • Oscar Moore Screenplay Prize Winner

  • Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge Winner

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