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Paul Abbott was born on February 22, 1960 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Shameless (2011), State of Play (2009) and Shameless (2004). He has been married to Saskia Downes since 1993. They have two children. He was previously married to Sheila Culf. See full bio »
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  No Offence (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2015) (written by - 4 episodes, 2015) (filming)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (creator)
  Shameless (TV Series) (45 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2011) (based on 'episode 4' of the british series written by - 1 episode, 2011) (based on 'episode 2' of the british series written by - 1 episode, 2011) (original British series pilot written by - 1 episode, 2011)
- Lazarus (2014) ... (creator)
- Emily (2014) ... (creator)
- Liver, I Hardly Know Her (2014) ... (creator)
- The Legend of Bonnie and Carl (2014) ... (creator)
- Hope Springs Paternal (2014) ... (creator)
  Shameless (TV Series) (120 episodes, 2004 - 2013) (written by - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #11.14 (2013) ... (creator)
- Episode #11.12 (2013) ... (creator)
- Episode #11.10 (2013) ... (creator)
- Episode #11.9 (2013) ... (creator)
- Episode #11.7 (2013) ... (creator)
 2012 Twenty8k
 2012 Hit & Miss (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2012)
- Episode #1.5 (2012)
- Episode #1.4 (2012)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (creator)
 2011 Exile (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (creator)
 2009 State of Play (television series)
 2008 Screenwipe (TV Series documentary) (contributor - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (contributor)
 2008 Mrs In-Betweeny (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Mercy (2004) ... (creator)
- Grief (2004) ... (creator)
- Entropy (2004) ... (creator)
- Boston (2004) ... (creator)
- Attachment (2004) ... (creator)
 2003 Alibi (TV Movie)
 2003 State of Play (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (written by)
  Clocking Off (TV Series) (1 episode, 2002) (writer - 11 episodes, 2000 - 2002) (written by - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode #3.7 (2002) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.3 (2002) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.1 (2002) ... (writer)
- Martin's Story (2001) ... (writer)
- The Lads (2001) ... (writer)
  Linda Green (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2001) (writer - 3 episodes, 2001) (written by - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- Motherhood (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Two Dads (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Fitness Freak (2001) ... (creator)
- Sexual Harassment (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Victim Support (2001) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2001 Best of Both Worlds (TV Series)
 2000 The Secret World of Michael Fry (TV Mini-Series)
  Children's Ward (TV Series) (1 episode, 1990) (by - 13 episodes, 1989) (written by - 11 episodes, 1990 - 1992) (writer - 7 episodes, 1990) (devised by - 2 episodes, 2000) (series created & devised - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode #12.9 (2000) ... (devised by)
- Episode #12.8 (2000) ... (devised by)
- Episode #5.1 (1992) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.13 (1991) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.12 (1991) ... (written by)
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Reproduction (1999) ... (written by)
  Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999) (original teleplay - 1 episode, 1997) (idea "True Romance" - 1 episode, 1997)
- First Love: Part 2 (1999) ... (written by)
- First Love: Part 1 (1999) ... (written by)
- Best Boys (1999) ... (writer)
- True Romance: Part 2 (1997) ... (original teleplay)
- True Romance: Part 1 (1997) ... (idea "True Romance")
 1999 Butterfly Collectors (TV Movie)
 1998 Reckless: The Sequel (TV Movie)
 1997 Police 2020
 1997 Touching Evil (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Deadly Web: Part 1 (1997) ... (creator)
 1997 Reckless (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (written by)
 1995-1996 Cracker (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- White Ghost (1996) ... (written by)
- True Romance: Part 2 (1995) ... (written by)
- True Romance: Part 1 (1995) ... (written by)
- Best Boys: Part 2 (1995) ... (written by)
- Best Boys: Part 1 (1995) ... (written by)
 1995 Medics (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Born Losers (1995) ... (writer)
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (story associate - 7 episodes, 1987 - 1989)
- Episode #1.3637 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3594 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3583 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3476 (1992) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3435 (1992) ... (written by)
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
Show Show Producer (15 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Personal Quote:

It isn't really a hobby. For ten hours a day, you sit there and write... You have to be a little mad to get the bits out of you that mean the most.

Trivia:

Brought up by his oldest sister on a Burnley, Lancashire, housing estate after first their mother and two years later (when Paul Abbott was 11) their father walked out on them and their 8 siblings.

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