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Rachel De-Lahay

Rachel De-Lahay

Rachel is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Credits for the latter include co-writing (with Jack Thorne) the BAFTA-nominated Kiri for Channel 4, and co-creating, co-writing and starring in the BAFTA-nominated The Last Hours of Laura K, a multi-platform, 24-hour murder mystery for the BBC. Forthcoming work includes episodes for Amazon’s The Feed, based on Nick Clark Windo’s novel, and an episode of the American drama The Eddy for Netflix, to be directed by Damien Chazelle. Most recently, she wrote the final episode of Noughts & Crosses, based on Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel.

As a playwright, Rachel has a prestigious reputation. Her debut play, The Westbridge, produced at the Royal Court Theatre, went on to win a Writers’ Guild award for Best Theatre Play, as well as coming joint first for the Alfred Fagon Award. Her second play, Routes, opened Vicky Featherstone’s first season, also at the Royal Court Theatre, and garnered her an Evening Standard Theatre award for Most Promising Playwright. She was given the Pearson Award to write for Birmingham Rep, where her most recent play Circles won the Catherine Johnson Award from Channel 4.

Agent: Nish Panchal, Curtis Brown