Russell T Davies
Culture award winner
Russell T Davies was awarded the 2006 Dennis Potter Award at BAFTA for his writing services to television and an OBE in the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours list for services to drama. In 2015 Russell was awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Writing.
Russell was born in Swansea in 1963. A graduate of Oxford University, he has created several award-winning series including the ground-breaking 'Queer as folk', 'Bob and Rose' for which he won the British Comedy Award for Writer of the Year and Best Comedy Drama, 'The second coming' for which he won the RTS Award for Best Network Drama and Broadcast Award’s Best Single Drama. He went on to revive the classic British science fiction series 'Doctor Who' which received numerous awards and for which Russell won the BAFTA for Best Drama Series, and 'Torchwood' for which he won the BAFTA Cymru for Best Drama Series. He has since created the trilogy 'Cucumber', 'Banana' and 'Tofu' for which he won the BAFTA for Best Drama Writer and BPG Innovation Award in 2016. He adapted 'A very English scandal' on BBC 1 for which he won the Rose d’Or Award for Best Limited Series and TV Movie and Broadcast News Award for Drama of the Year 2018. He wrote the acclaimed 6-part drama 'Years and years' for BBC One/HBO and is currently filming his 5-part drama 'Boys' for Channel 4.