Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Gary Waterman

  • Writer, author and musical creative
Gary Waterman

Gary Waterman is disabled tv scriptwriter and author now writing comedy exclusively

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GARY WATERMAN was born in Liverpool, and graduated in Law from Liverpool University. In 1991, he was a finalist in the prestigious BBC Radio Times Drama Awards with an original screenplay sponsored by Alan Bleasdale. In 1993, Gary's play Looking For the What was produced at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

He is the co-writer of the book of West End producer Bill Kenwright's hit show - The Sound of Fury (the Billy Fury Musical), which premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse and ran from June-August in 1995, before enjoying two successful national tours. He is also the co-author of the screenplay adaptation of the musical, optioned by Bill Kenwright Films Ltd.

In 1999, his first novel, Martylove, was published in the U.K. and in the U.S.A. a year later, and has been called 'devastatingly original' and 'the work of a genius' by best-selling novelist Fay Weldon, who has championed Gary's work

Between 2002 & 2008, Gary was a regular writer for the Bafta-winning BBC TV drama series Doctors. Excerpts from Gary's episodes were featured on the ITV soap Awards.

His first original score musical, Mendoza - about the 18th Century Jewish prizefighter Daniel Mendoza - co-written with musician Simon McKechnie - was showcased at Greenwich Theatre in 2005. He recently finished co-writing the book for Dream Lover, another musical for Bill Kenwright, based on the life of Bobby Darin, and slated to star Shane Richie.

He is now writing Raspberries, a TV comedy pilot about disability. Gary is married and lives in Manchester.
He has fought M.E. and Type 1 diabetes for most of his life.

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