Tim teaches creative writing (scriptwriting) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Tim has worked extensively as a writer, director and actor in film, television, theatre and radio on local, national and international stages.
He co-founded Tinderbox Theatre Company in 1988, Northern Ireland’s leading independent company dedicated to developing and producing new writing, of which he was joint Artistic Director until 1996.
For the stage he has written the political satires Caught Red Handed and To Be Sure and for BBC radio, the inner-city thriller The Tunnel and the post-ceasefire ensemble comedy I can see clearly.Screenwriting includes the comedy films Out of The Deep Pan (BBC), Reversals (ITV) and he was creator and lead writer of Bafta-nominated Teachers for Channel 4, the format adapted by NBC (US) in 2006. He wrote the four-part conspiracy thriller Proof 2 (RTE), the three-part family drama serial Little Devil (ITV) and the 2009 updating of 80’s television classic Minder(Channel 5).
In addition to numerous theatre productions, he directed the short film Dance Lexie Dance which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1997.
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