Following a successful music career as a member of the chart-topping band The Farm, Roy turned to scriptwriting, and has over 150 writing credits for television, and three radio plays. Eight years on Brookside and working on the pilot series of Hollyoaks was followed by a stint on The Bill. In 2007 Roy wrote the ‘Two Families’ episode of the BAFTA-winning second series of Jimmy McGovern's The Street, which starred Gina McKee, Lorraine Ashbourne and a pre-Doctor Who Matt Smith. Roy is currently on the EastEnders writing team (3 episodes so far) and has recently co-devised and written the pilot for a Radio Two music drama series called ‘Shout To The Top’.
Roy is co-owner of Hurricane Films, producing various projects including the feature film Under The Mud, he was nominated for a BAFTA for producing the internationally acclaimed Of Time And The City (directed by Terence Davies). The film – which premiered at The Cannes film festival, won nemerous awards including The New York Critics Circle prize for best Documentary and was also named in Time Magazine’s top ten films of 2009. Hurricane are currently developing two further Terence Davies features – Sunset Song (Agynes Deyn / Peter Mullan) and ‘A Quiet Passion’ (Cynthia Nixon).
In 2010, Roy was appointed as Creative Director of three major museum projects for the new landmark Museum Of Liverpool – overseeing three immersive films (each with their own dedicated theatre); one on the passion for football in the city, one a re-evaluation of The British Empire and the third on The Beatles’ formation and relationship with their home town (collaborating with Apple Corps and the band’s members, families and estates).
Roy’s hobbies include drinking, drumming and goal-hanging, but never at the same time.
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