Agent: Lisa Foster
Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the country's leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List.
His plays include an adaptation of THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Pilot Theatre/ UK Tour), SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Play), CATEGORY B (Tricycle Theatre), ANGEL HOUSE (Eclipse Theatre, UK Tour), DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC), JOE GUY (Tiata Fahodzi), THERE'S ONLY ONE WAYNE MATTHEWS (Polka Theatre), BABY GIRL (NT Connections), ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (Lyric Hammersmith), LITTLE SWEET THING (Nottingham Playhouse), SLOW TIME (NT Education), FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND (Royal Court Theatre), THE GIFT (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), LOCAL BOY (Hampstead Theatre), SOULS (Theatre Centre), LIFT OFF (Royal Court) , STARSTRUCK (Tricycle, Winner of John Whiting Award, Alfred Fagon Award & EMMA Award for Best Play), JOSIE'S BOY (Red Ladder Theatre Co) and THE NO-BOYS CRICKET CLUB (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
His work for television includes LET IT SNOW (Endor Productions/Sky), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children's Film & TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). For film he has co-written FAST GIRLS (DJ Films).
For radio, his work includes adaptations of ER Braithwaite's A CHOICE OF STRAWS and TO SIR WITH LOVE and original plays TELL TALE and HOMEBOYS. He has also created and written two series of INTERROGATION for BBC Radio 4.
Roy is currently working on new plays for the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Out of Joint, Sonia Friedman Productions, Royal Court Theatre, Pilot Theatre and Atlantic Theatre Company. He is also adapting his play, SUCKER PUNCH for 55 Films and working on a third new series of INTERROGATION. He is also working on a new television series, BOYS 2 MEN, for the BBC.
His most recent play, ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART will be produced by Theatre Centre on tour from September 2013, while his contribution to PECKHAM: THE SOAP OPERA will feature in Vicky Featherstone's first season as Artistic Director of the Royal Court, opening on 2nd September 2013. His adaptation of THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER will have its US premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company in January 2014.