Biography

Hugh Stoddart has written the screenplays for many successful films both for TV and cinema. He has adapted novels such as To the Lighthouse, We Think the World of You and The Mill on the Floss. His original work has included Remembrance, The Big Battalions and most recently Waiting for You, starring Colin Morgan and Fanny Ardant.

Prior to his full-time commitment to TV and cinema, Hugh worked throughout the 1970s in the visual arts, first for South West Arts and then as director of the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

He co-founded Not Shut Up in 2003 and, alongside his own work, became its managing editor until 2012, establishing it as a national magazine to showcase the writing and art of prisoners. That experience has formed the basis for one of his film projects currently in development, My Songs Inside.

Contact: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk

Personal website: http://www.hughstoddart.co.uk/