Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott

Highest Rated: 84% State of Play (2009)

Lowest Rated: 17% Twenty8k (2012)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1960

Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

Paul Abbott was a celebrated English television writer and producer. His early years were marked by a deeply unstable working-class home life, one in which both parents eventually abandoned Abbott and his nine siblings, leaving them essentially in the care of the eldest daughter. Abbott got his start as a story editor in 1987, working on the drama "Coronation Street," a long-running soap about regular Manchester folks. By 1994, he had stepped up to producer duties, and the following year, he added "writer" to his resume, working on the hit crime mystery "Cracker," which starred Robbie Coltrane as a forensic psychologist; the series earned Abbott his first BAFTA win for Best Drama. In 2000, several series writing credits later, Abbott created the drama "Clocking Off," another series devoted to Manchester's blue-collar inhabitants and received another BAFTA Best Drama win in 2001 for his efforts. Following the lauded crime miniseries "State of Play," he created another show, "Shameless," which drew on his parentless childhood amidst many siblings. The series, which is actually a comedy, and for which Abbott writes and executive produces, has been critically acclaimed and lasted much longer than any of his prior shows. Both "State of Play" and "Shameless" received American adaptations, with Abbott having a hand in the latter project, which proved to be quite successful as well. Clearly on a roll, he unveiled yet another show in 2012, the eccentric crime series "Hit & Miss."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 16% Twenty8k Screenwriter - 2012
84% 73% State of Play Executive Producer $37M 2009
76% 58% Tony Executive Producer - 2009
No Score Yet 85% The Girl in the Café Executive Producer - 2005
No Score Yet 57% Alibi Writer - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret World of Michael Fry Writer - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police 2020 Writer - 1997
No Score Yet 62% Sub Down Ballast (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
85% 83% Shameless USA Creator,
Writer
2016-2020 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Offence Director,
Writer
2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameless Writer,
Executive Producer
2004-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of Play Writer 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touching Evil Executive Producer 1997-1999
60% No Score Yet Cracker Writer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Writer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Writer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless Writer 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Writer 1995

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