Debbie tucker green

debbie tucker green is a British playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has written a number of plays, including born bad, for which she won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2004. Most of her stage plays have been produced at the Royal Court Theatre and the Young Vic in London. She has been called "one of the most stylistically innovative and politically engaged playwrights at work in Britain today".


tucker green was born in London, and before beginning to write plays worked for a decade as a stage manager. Her 2003 play dirty butterfly was produced by the Soho Theatre, and for her play born bad she won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2004. Her plays have also been staged at the Royal National Theatre, and performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She won a BAFTA Award for random, which was broadcast on Channel 4.
In 2016, she won an ARIA from the Radio Academy for her radio play Lament. Produced by BBC Radio Drama London and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Lament won the Gold Best Audio Dramatisation prize.

Film career

tucker green wrote and directed Second Coming, a film set in London starring Nadine Marshall and Idris Elba. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It was given a limited release in the UK by Kaleidoscope Entertainment in June 2015, making green only the fourth British black woman to ever have a movie distributed in the UK, following Ngozi Onwurah, Amma Asante, and Destiny Ekaragha. tucker green was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for the film.

Television career

In 2018, tucker green was commissioned by Channel 4 to direct an episode of their short film series, Random Acts. It was first broadcast at midnight on 15 August 2018.

Selected works