Charles Harris is a writer-director whose film work includes the BBC2 satirical documentary Sex, Drugs and Dinner, with Alexei Sayle, winning Best Network Programme in the UK; and the rite-of-passage movie Paradise Grove, which won Best New Director in Palm Springs.
Before becoming a screenwriter and film director he fell in love with journalism, working in BBC News on the Today programme, World at One, PM and The World Tonight, then assistant film editor and editor, including BBC’s prestigious documentary strand Man Alive and The South Bank Show on ITV.
His first movie script – a thriller – took many years to complete, but at the end of it he’d discovered an unexpected passion for writing. That first script was eventually bought, and packaged by a major Hollywood agency. He has since written and directed award-winning films and written for the Guardian and Independent.