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GEOFF THOMPSON
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Roles: Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
GEOFF’S STAGE PLAY FRAGILE was a critically acclaimed hit at The Belgrade Theatre in autumn 2012. The Belgrade have since commissioned Geoff's new show CONSTELLATIONS.

REVIEWS FOR FRAGILE:
Those who can cope with the subject matter will be well
rewarded. Highly recommended.

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS *****

There are no flaws in this production
WHATSONSTAGE.COM *****

"...there's no doubting the power of Craig's performance."
THE COVENTRY TELEGRAPH

GEOFF'S SCREENPLAY Violent Heart MADE IT ON TO THE 2010 BRIT LIST. The Brit List is a selection of the most liked and recommended unproduced screenplays which is compiled by those working in the UK and Irish film community.

ROMANS 12:20 WON THE LONG FORM AWARD AT THE RUSHES SOHO SHORTS FESTIVAL, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, LOS ANGELES ARPA FOUNDATION FOR FILM, MUSIC AND ART AND THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL.

GEOFF THOMPSON WON A 2004 BAFTA FOR HIS SHORT FILM BROWN PAPER BAG

Geoff Thompson has written 40 published books -500,000 copies in print, and is published in 21 languages – he was on the Sunday Times Best-Seller list with his autobiographical book Watch My Back about his nine years working as a night club doorman. Geoff's first novel Red Mist was published in hardback by Summerdale Publishers and made the Times bestsellers.

Geoff's first feature film for cinema, Clubbed, was optioned by Destiny Films and won an EMDA development loan and was on general release in cinemas from Jan 2009. It was nominated for a BIFFA award. It has sold in over 35 territories and is now available on DVD.

As a freelance journalist he has also written articles for, or been featured in, the Independent, London Standard, Guardian and Times Newspapers. Geoff has published several articles for GQ magazine, and has also been featured in FHM, Maxim, Arena, Front and Loaded magazines. For two years he was a contributing editor for Men's Fitness magazine. He has been featured many times on mainstream TV about his book and his articles. Geoff has completed several book signing tours of Great Britain promoting his books in Waterstones and W.H.Smith.

His first film Bouncer, a ten-minute short for the Film Council (produced by Natasha Carlish at Dreamfinder) and starring Paddy Considine, Sean Parkes and Ray Winstone was nominated for a BAFTA in the 2003 awards. Bouncer was also nominated at The Edinburgh Film Festival for the Best Short category and it was also highly commended at both The Raindance Festival and TCM and subsequently licensed to Holland and Film 4.

The film was also chosen by the British Council to be part of the Brittspotting tour and is being screened in cities such as Berlin and Toronto. It was also shown in Birmingham prior to every screening of Cronenberg's Spider. It was also screened at the Cracow Film Festival and appeared in videoteque at Cannes in May 2003 as well as The Sydney International Film Festival in June 2003.

Due to the success of Bouncer Ray Winstone agreed to executive produce his second short Brown Paper Bag which premiered at The Edinburgh Film Festival. Since its first screening Brown Paper Bag has been nominated for a RTS Award. The film has also been invited to film festivals in the US and Europe. Most importantly it (has just) won the BAFTA 2004 for best short film.

His first play Doorman was produced by Paul Crewes (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and it premiered at The Drum Theatre in Plymouth in April 2003 and did a National tour in 2005. This was a spin off from his experience at the workshops with The Royal Court Writers Group which Geoff was invited to join.

His play Three Sacks Full of Hats was directed by Nick Bagnall attached and is in development.

His theatrical feature film, Violent Heart has been optioned by Steel Mill Pictures. His latest theatrical feature, Romans has been optioned by The Tea and Film Company. Geoff has been commissioned to write a new film for theatrical release (A Snail’s Picnic), which will star Michelle Collins, and be directed by the Shammasian brothers.

He is currently in post-production on a half hour film, Counting Backwards, directed by Sean De Sparengo.

Geoff has also written many motivational books to which he has a loyal following. Geoff conducts workshops and seminars to encourage others to take control of their fears and harness their talents.

Geoff has also been commissioned to write a new play for the Belgrade, Consolations, to be staged in 2013.

Fragile, Geoff’s third play, directed by Nick Bagnall and starring Craig Conway, was staged at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. He is excited to announce that this year, he will be taking the play to Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Old Stock Theatre, where he will also be directing.

Fragile, received critical acclaim at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe:

Featured in THE SKINNY'S 'Top 5 Must See in Edinburgh'

“Thompson’s vivid detailing evokes a punishing effect, sealed by Nigel Francis' sinisterly powerful performance.” THE LIST ****

“An almighty powerhouse of a show… Fragile is breathtaking and the final reveal, which is played perfectly, is an image not easily forgotten.” BROADWAY BABY ****

“'Fragile' has a powerful message and a brutal honesty that makes for a compelling play that is well worth seeing.” THREEWEEKS ****

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