Stephen Greenhorn

Stephen Greenhorn has been a professional dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a wide variety of theatre companies across the UK and around the world. Notable successes include The Salt Wound for 7:84, Passing Places for the Traverse (later productions at Pitlochry and Dundee Rep), and award-winning musical Sunshine on Leith for Dundee Rep, which successfully toured the UK and Scotland 2007-10 and has received wonderful revivals at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Stephen’s feature adaptation of Sunshine on Leith (Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews, and enjoyed a UK-wide release.

Stephen’s TV work includes the six-part drama series Glasgow Kiss (Iain Glen and Sharon Small) for BBC1, the feature–length adaptation of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea (Rafe Spall, Rebecca Hall) (BBC4), feature length factually based BBC drama Derailed (Clare Holman, Amanda Abbington) and critically-acclaimed five-part series Marchlands (Alex Kingston, Jodie Whittaker)(ITV). Stephen has also written episodes for series including Doctor Who (David Tennant) and Where The Heart Is and he created the popular long running series River City for BBC Scotland.

Stephen wrote the penultimate episode of Around the World in Eighty Days for Slim Film & TV – receiving a BAFTA Scotland nomination for Writer Film/Television –  and ‘The Black Tower’ an episode of Dalgliesh for New Pictures.

Most recently Stephen wrote two episodes of Department Q for Left Bank Pictures/Netflix, filming in 2024.

Stephen Greenhorn is represented by Frances Arnold