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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
1Brought 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
ShamelessTV 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 OffenceTV Series creator - 14 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 4 episodes, 2015 created by - 1 episode, 2016
ShamelessTV Series creator - 130 episodes, 2004 - 2013 written by - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Twenty8k2012screenplay
Hit & MissTV Series 3 episodes, 2012 creator - 3 episodes, 2012
Exile2011TV Mini-Series creator - 3 episodes
State of Play2009television series
Screenwipe2008TV Series documentary contributor - 1 episode
Mrs In-Betweeny2008TV Movie creator
Touching EvilTV Series creator: Granada television series - 11 episodes, 2004 creator - 1 episode, 2004
Alibi2003TV Movie
State of Play2003TV Mini-Series written by - 6 episodes
Tomorrow La Scala!2002
Clocking Off2000-2002TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Linda GreenTV Series creator - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002 writer - 3 episodes, 2001 written by - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Best of Both Worlds2001TV Series
The Secret World of Michael Fry2000TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Children's WardTV 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 Century1999TV Series written by - 1 episode
Touching Evil1997-1999TV Series creator - 16 episodes
Cracker: Mind Over MurderTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999 original teleplay - 1 episode, 1997 idea "True Romance" - 1 episode, 1997
Butterfly Collectors1999TV Movie
Reckless: The Sequel1998TV Movie
Police 20201997
Reckless1997TV Mini-Series written by - 6 episodes
Cracker1995-1996TV Series written by - 5 episodes
Medics1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation StreetTV Series written by - 8 episodes, 1991 - 1993 story associate - 7 episodes, 1987 - 1989
Dramarama1988TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Offence2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Shameless2004-2013TV Series executive producer - 137 episodes
Shameless2011-2013TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
Hit & Miss2012TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Exile2011TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Tony2009/Iexecutive producer
State of Play2009executive producer
Three Moments in Heaven2009Short executive producer
Clubbed2008executive producer
Mrs In-Betweeny2008TV Movie executive producer
The Stronger2007/IShort executive producer
The Innocence Project2006-2007TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Girl in the Café2005TV Movie executive producer: Tightrope Pictures
State of Play2003TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Touching Evil1997TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Cracker1994TV Series producer - 9 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shameless2013-2016TV Series executive consultant - 31 episodes
Days of Darkness2005TV Short script editor
Survivors2005TV Mini-Series script editor - 1 episode
Coronation StreetTV Series story editor - 12 episodes, 1990 story associate - 1 episode, 1988

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alien: Isolation2014Video Game environment design

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Screenwipe2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Town That's Looking for Love2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
This Week2004TV SeriesHimself
The BAFTA TV Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timeshift2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Drama SeriesNo Offence (2015)· Martin Carr
· Anna Ferguson
· Catherine Morshead
2007RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Drama SeriesInstinct (2007)· Terry McDonough (director)
· Paul Frift (producer)
· Hilary Bevan Jones (executive producer)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieThe Girl in the Café (2005)· Richard Curtis (executive producer)
· Hilary Bevan Jones (produced by)
2005British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy DramaShameless (2004)
2005Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsShameless (2004)
2005EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television Feature or Mini-Series TeleplayState of Play (2003)
2005RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Writer - DramaShameless (2004)
2004Dennis Potter AwardBAFTA Awards
2004Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsState of Play (2003)
2004Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalMini-Series - Best ScriptState of Play (2003)
2002TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsComedyLinda Green (2001)· Beryl Richards
· Matthew Bird
2001BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesClocking Off (2000)· Nicola Shindler
· Ann Harrison-Baxter
2001RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest WriterClocking Off (2000)
1996Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTV - Original Drama SeriesCracker (1993)· Jimmy McGovern
1995BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesCracker (1993)
1993Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTV - Original Drama SerialCoronation 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
2016BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesNo Offence (2015)· Martin Carr (executive producer)
· Anna Ferguson (producer)
· Catherine Morshead (director)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesShameless (2011)· John Wells
· Nancy Pimental
· Etan Frankel
· Sheila Callaghan
· Davey Holmes
· Krista Vernoff
2012BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Soap & Continuing DramaShameless (2004)· George Faber
· David Threlfall
· Lawrence Till
2011National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular DramaShameless (2004)
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Drama SeriesShameless (2004)
2010TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsTV Drama ProgrammeShameless (2004)
2010TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Drama SeriesShameless (2004)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesShameless (2004)· George Faber
· John Griffin
· Johann Knobel
2009TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Drama SeriesShameless (2004)
2008TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsTV Drama ProgrammeShameless (2004)
2006Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Continuing SeriesShameless (2004)
2006RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Writer - DramaShameless (2004)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialState of Play (2003)· David Yates
· Hilary Bevan Jones
2004Prix ItaliaPrix ItaliaTV Drama - Series and SerialsShameless (2004)· Mark Mylod
· Dearbhla Walsh
· Jonny Campbell
2003BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesClocking Off (2000)· Juliet Charlesworth
· Nicola Shindler
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesClocking Off (2000)· Nicola Shindler
· Juliet Charlesworth
1998BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SeriesTouching Evil (1997)· Jane Featherstone
1998EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television Feature or MiniseriesCracker (1993)
1998RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest WriterTouching Evil (1997)


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#Quote
1It 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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