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Biography

Sally Wainwright Biography

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Sally Wainwright's facts

Date of Birth 1963
Nationality British
Profession Writer/ Producer
Education English literature and creative writing
Education at York University
Name on Birth Sally Wainwright
Place of Birth Huddersfield

Sally Wainwright is a British BAFTA winning television writer and playwright as for her major profession so far by now. The award winning lady Sally has won numerous awards till now which includes the 2009 Writer of the Year Award given by the RTS in 2009 for Unforgiven. Additional to it, she has also bagged BAFTA’s award for best series and Wainwright was voted as best writer. She has been well known for her work on the BBC dramas Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax.

Sally Wainwright was born in 1963 in Huddersfield. She spent her childhood in Sowerby Bridge and had attended Sowerby Bridge High School. Later she attended York University to take English literature and creative writing. After university she unsuccessfully took a play to the Edinburgh Festival but she found an agent for her writing in the process. To help herself economically, she used to work as bus driver but late she left the job and started to write for the Radio 4 series The Archers. After she wrote for Coronation Street, developing her writing skills, from 1994 to 1999, she was mentored by Kay Mellor, the writer of the TV series Band of Gold, who encouraged her to leave the safe job on the soap and write. Later she created the TV series At Home with the Braithwaites about a woman who had secretly won the lottery. The programme was nominated for many awards. She won the 2009 Writer of the Year Award given by the RTS in 2009 for Unforgiven which took several awards including best TV series.

She always loved to have control over the television that is created and has done some directing and production of her own work to ensure the scenery and dialogue reflects Yorkshire. So far by now, her writings are based on strong female characters. Wainwright says that her strong female flawed characters are almost real to her and arrive fully formed in her imagination. In 2011 she wrote Scott and Bailey, a series about two female police officers. The idea for the series came from the leading actresses and former Detective Inspector Diane Taylor, who assisted with bring the series to the air.

Her next series Last Tango in Halifax was based on her mother’s story. But after her father’s demise, her mother moved to Oxforshire to with her daughter and rediscovered a lost love, Alec Walker, via Friends Reunited. With her mother's permission, Wainwright developed the story of how she remarried so rapidly, publishing series's extracts to her mother before broadcast. Later she told the story to Nicola Shindler, she suggested her to turn her mother’s experience into television series. After that she became the series’ executive producer. Both Last Tango in Halifax and her crime series Scott and Bailey were both turned down by both BBC and ITV before both were accepted respectively.

As for her awards, she has won many awards through her acting skill, which includes “2009 Writer of the Year” and BAFTA’s award for her best series.

Now turning back to her personal life, Sally has not disclosed any information about her in public till the date. She always likes to hide her personal profile from media for her privacy. She has been known by her creative writing skills till the end. Her writing skill is so realistic and natural that it can have direct affect on mind of audience. Every single day she is collecting much more mass of people as for her fans and followers. They are following her via every single social networking sites to which she is connected. They are expecting more and more from her and looking forward to her further creations. The award winning lady Sally likes to read feedbacks from her fans and followers and looks always forward to correct herself.