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Rachel De-Lahay

Rachel De-Lahay

Rachel is an award-winning playwright and BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. 

Her television credits include co-writing with Jack Thorne episodes of the BAFTA-nominated Kiri  (Channel 4) and The Eddy (Fifty Fathoms Productions/Netflix) – the latter saw her episode directed by Cannes Golden Camera winner Houda Benyamina. Previously, Rachel co-created, co-wrote and starred in The Last Hours of Laura K (BBC), a multi-platform, 24-hour murder mystery, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Digital Creativity in 2016.  

Recently, she has written episodes of The Feed (Studio Lambert/Amazon), based on Nick Clark Windo’s novels, and Noughts + Crosses (Mammoth Screen/BBC), based on Malorie Blackman’s YA novel. She also wrote an episode of Dead Ringers (Annapurna/Amazon) and was supervising producer for the entire six-part mini-series, which was adapted from David Cronenberg’s classic 1980s’ body horror. 

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. 

She is currently developing and adapting material of her own with various production companies in the UK and the US, and is also working on an adaptation of the Jacob Ross novel The Bone Readers.

Agent: Nish Panchal, Sam Greenwood, Curtis Brown