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Michael Lee Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson

United Kingdom



Michael Lee Richardson is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow.

Michael's short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world.

Michael currently has film and television projects in development with Kindle Entertainment, Balloon, Projector Pictures, Tigerlily and Bombito.

Michael’s radio drama, The End of the World, aired on BBC Radio Scotland in November.

As a youth worker, Michael set up and ran Trans Youth Glasgow.

Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture. Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.

"Michael has a truly authentic and original voice and approaches his craft as a writer with openness, wit and imagination.” Pia Ashberry, Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment