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Paul Abbott

Biography

Producer and author of tv who created the initial UK version from the series Shameless and it is credited as the united states version aswell. He in addition has produced acclaimed dramas such as for example Touching Bad and Condition of Play. He was raised inside a dysfunctional family members, similar to the family members he designed for Shameless, and got inside a mental medical center carrying out a failed suicide attempt. He offers won Two English Academy of Film and Tv Honours for his series Cracker and Clocking Off. He was raised with seven siblings, excluding him. Emmy Rossum starred on the united states version from the series he produced, Shameless.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Abbott
Date Of Birth February 22, 1960
Place Of Birth England
Profession TV Producer
Education University of Manchester
Nationality British
Spouse Saskia Downes, Sheila Culf
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama, British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial, National Television Award for Most Popular Drama
Movies Twenty8k, State of Play, Mrs In-Betweeny, Police 2020, Sub Down, Tomorrow La Scala!
TV Shows Shameless, No Offence, State of Play, Clocking Off, Hit & Miss, Linda Green, Exile, Children's Ward, Touching Evil, Reckless, Springhill
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#Fact
1 Brought up by his oldest sister on a Burnley, Lancashire, housing estate after first their mother and two years later (when Paul Abbott was 11) their father walked out on them and their 8 siblings.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shameless TV Series creator - 46 episodes, 2011 - 2014 created by - 31 episodes, 2014 - 2016 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2011 based on 'episode 4' of the british series written by - 1 episode, 2011 based on 'episode 2' of the british series written by - 1 episode, 2011 original British series pilot written by - 1 episode, 2011
No Offence TV Series creator - 14 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 4 episodes, 2015 created by - 1 episode, 2016
Shameless TV Series creator - 130 episodes, 2004 - 2013 written by - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Twenty8k 2012 screenplay
Hit & Miss TV Series 3 episodes, 2012 creator - 3 episodes, 2012
Exile 2011 TV Mini-Series creator - 3 episodes
State of Play 2009 television series
Screenwipe 2008 TV Series documentary contributor - 1 episode
Mrs In-Betweeny 2008 TV Movie creator
Touching Evil TV Series creator: Granada television series - 11 episodes, 2004 creator - 1 episode, 2004
Alibi 2003 TV Movie
State of Play 2003 TV Mini-Series written by - 6 episodes
Tomorrow La Scala! 2002
Clocking Off 2000-2002 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Linda Green TV Series creator - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002 writer - 3 episodes, 2001 written by - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Best of Both Worlds 2001 TV Series
The Secret World of Michael Fry 2000 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Children's Ward TV Series by - 13 episodes, 1989 written by - 11 episodes, 1990 - 1992 writer - 7 episodes, 1990 devised by - 2 episodes, 2000 creator - 1 episode, 1990 series created & devised - 1 episode, 1990
Love in the 21st Century 1999 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Touching Evil 1997-1999 TV Series creator - 16 episodes
Cracker: Mind Over Murder TV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999 original teleplay - 1 episode, 1997 idea "True Romance" - 1 episode, 1997
Butterfly Collectors 1999 TV Movie
Reckless: The Sequel 1998 TV Movie
Police 2020 1997
Reckless 1997 TV Mini-Series written by - 6 episodes
Cracker 1995-1996 TV Series written by - 5 episodes
Medics 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street TV Series written by - 8 episodes, 1991 - 1993 story associate - 7 episodes, 1987 - 1989
Dramarama 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Offence 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Shameless 2004-2013 TV Series executive producer - 137 episodes
Shameless 2011-2013 TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
Hit & Miss 2012 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Exile 2011 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Tony 2009/I executive producer
State of Play 2009 executive producer
Three Moments in Heaven 2009 Short executive producer
Clubbed 2008 executive producer
Mrs In-Betweeny 2008 TV Movie executive producer
The Stronger 2007/I Short executive producer
The Innocence Project 2006-2007 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Girl in the Café 2005 TV Movie executive producer: Tightrope Pictures
State of Play 2003 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Touching Evil 1997 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Cracker 1994 TV Series producer - 9 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shameless 2013-2016 TV Series executive consultant - 31 episodes
Days of Darkness 2005 TV Short script editor
Survivors 2005 TV Mini-Series script editor - 1 episode
Coronation Street TV Series story editor - 12 episodes, 1990 story associate - 1 episode, 1988

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alien: Isolation 2014 Video Game environment design

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Screenwipe 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Town That's Looking for Love 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
This Week 2004 TV Series Himself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Timeshift 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Drama Series No Offence (2015) · Martin Carr
· Anna Ferguson
· Catherine Morshead
2007 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Drama Series Instinct (2007) · Terry McDonough (director)
· Paul Frift (producer)
· Hilary Bevan Jones (executive producer)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie The Girl in the Café (2005) · Richard Curtis (executive producer)
· Hilary Bevan Jones (produced by)
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Drama Shameless (2004)
2005 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Shameless (2004)
2005 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Television Feature or Mini-Series Teleplay State of Play (2003)
2005 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer - Drama Shameless (2004)
2004 Dennis Potter Award BAFTA Awards
2004 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards State of Play (2003)
2004 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Mini-Series - Best Script State of Play (2003)
2002 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards Comedy Linda Green (2001) · Beryl Richards
· Matthew Bird
2001 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Clocking Off (2000) · Nicola Shindler
· Ann Harrison-Baxter
2001 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer Clocking Off (2000)
1996 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain TV - Original Drama Series Cracker (1993) · Jimmy McGovern
1995 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Cracker (1993)
1993 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain TV - Original Drama Serial Coronation Street (1960) · Martin Allen
· Ken Blakeson
· Frank Cottrell Boyce
· Tom Elliott
· Barry Hill
· Stephen Mallatratt
· Julian Roach
· Adele Rose
· Patrea Smallacombe
· John Stevenson
· Peter Whalley
· Mark Wadlow
· Phil Woods

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series No Offence (2015) · Martin Carr (executive producer)
· Anna Ferguson (producer)
· Catherine Morshead (director)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing in a Comedy Series Shameless (2011) · John Wells
· Nancy Pimental
· Etan Frankel
· Sheila Callaghan
· Davey Holmes
· Krista Vernoff
2012 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Soap & Continuing Drama Shameless (2004) · George Faber
· David Threlfall
· Lawrence Till
2011 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Drama Shameless (2004)
2011 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Drama Series Shameless (2004)
2010 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Drama Programme Shameless (2004)
2010 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Drama Series Shameless (2004)
2009 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Shameless (2004) · George Faber
· John Griffin
· Johann Knobel
2009 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Drama Series Shameless (2004)
2008 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Drama Programme Shameless (2004)
2006 Banff Rockie Award Banff Television Festival Best Continuing Series Shameless (2004)
2006 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer - Drama Shameless (2004)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Serial State of Play (2003) · David Yates
· Hilary Bevan Jones
2004 Prix Italia Prix Italia TV Drama - Series and Serials Shameless (2004) · Mark Mylod
· Dearbhla Walsh
· Jonny Campbell
2003 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Clocking Off (2000) · Juliet Charlesworth
· Nicola Shindler
2002 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Clocking Off (2000) · Nicola Shindler
· Juliet Charlesworth
1998 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Touching Evil (1997) · Jane Featherstone
1998 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Television Feature or Miniseries Cracker (1993)
1998 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer Touching Evil (1997)


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#Quote
1 It isn't really a hobby. For ten hours a day, you sit there and write... You have to be a little mad to get the bits out of you that mean the most.


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