- Bryan Elsley
Bryan Elsley (born
17 May 1961, Dalkeith) is a television writer, known most notably for the co-creation of channel 4teen drama Skins with his son, Jamie Brittain. Other television dramas include "40", "Rose and Maloney", "Nature Boy", "The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star", "The Crow Road", "Govan Ghost Story"
While a student at The University of York, Elsley met and collaborated with
Harry Enfield. [cite news
last = Edwards
first = Gareth
title = Bryan's had to Bare all in skins
work = Edinburgh Evening News
publisher = Johnston Press
date = 2007-01-20
url = http://living.scotsman.com/ViewArticle.aspx?articleid=3339588
accessdate = 2007-12-31] They created a
comedy duo, "Dusty and Dick", and performed a sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Elsley took up a career in theatrical writing, and then pursued television writing after parting from Enfield.
For 3 years Elsley was artistic director of Pocket Theatre Cumbria, which was based at
Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre. [cite news
title = Nature Boy (1999)
work = Cumbria on film
publisher = BBC Cumbria
date = 2007-10-23
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/content/articles/2006/03/29/cumbriaonfilm_nature_boy_feature.shtml
accessdate = 2007-12-31] At that time he was also writing episodes for TV series "Casualty" and "
London's Burning". These, and his short film " Govan Ghost Story" (1989), opened up other opportunities for other television writing. Elsley's big break came when he was commissioned by the BBC him to adapt Iain Banks's novel " The Crow Road" for television.
Bryan Elsley has four children. He lives in [Kentish Town] ,
Film and television work
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0255669/ Bryan Elsley at IMDB]
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