It would be something else if you could write your own future. But that’s kind of what happened to Laurence after his first script, The Honeymoon. It was about an Englishman who marries a Hungarian. Two weeks after finishing the script he met and married a Hungarian. Thankfully, the real-life version has a happier ending than the script.

He is driven by a constant desire for original ideas, which has led him to develop and write new television series and feature-film scripts. Imaginative and pacy, Laurence creates from the comfort of his own home.


Guy Burt is a BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He wrote his first novel (AFTER THE HOLE, filmed as THE HOLE) when he was 18 years old. His television work spans contemporary crime drama (WIRE IN THE BLOOD, THE VISITOR, MURDER IN THE MIND), historical dramas (THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, THE BORGIAS, MEDICI, TUTANKHAMUN) and lighter comedy-drama (such as KINGDOM, with Stephen Fry, and DIAMOND GEEZER, with David Jason). He has also written acclaimed drama for younger audiences: HARRIET’S ARMY, about the role of children in the First World War, won a Best Writer BAFTA, while his adaptation of the contemporary children’s novel JOE ALL ALONE won a BAFTA for Best Drama. Recently, he has been showrunner and exec producer of all three seasons of ALEX RIDER, which is aimed at a four-quadrant audience.

Guy’s CV can be found here


A writer and director based in London, Joe’s first feature screenplay, written with long-time collaborator Andy Amfo, appeared on the Brit List. He currently has two shows in  development – one with Lionsgate and Further South, the other with Ringside Productions.

Outside of the film industry, Joe is currently working on his debut novel and has had short stories published in magazines and anthologies.