Tim Barrow

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Rachel Daniels
7 Tyers Gate
London SE1 3HX




Playwrights' Studio

Former New Playwrights Award

Tim Barrow

Born in Edinburgh, and brought up between Australia & Scotland, Tim trained as an actor at Drama Centre London, graduating with a BA Hons degree.

His debut play Guy was produced at London's Pleasance Theatre in 2006, directed by Michael Fentiman. His second play Union was performed at the Lyceum theatre, Edinburgh in 2014, directed by Mark Thomson, and is published by Playdead Press. Neither God Nor Angel was performed in 2016 at Oran Mor / Traverse, directed by Ryan Alexander Dewar.

He has written for Shotgun - a London-based collective set up by Tom Hardy, Robert Delamere & Brett. C. Leonard of New York's Labyrinth Theatre Company - where he worked alongside screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr Banks, Fifty Shades of Grey). Tim assistant directed & co-produced Shotgun's inaugural production at Theatre 503 - world premiere of Blue On Blue, directed by Tom Hardy.

His screen acting work includes TaggartWaterloo Road; Children Of The Dead End (Glass Machine); The Queen's Wedding (Mentorn); Richard Jobson's New Town Killers; The Tony Miller Story (BBC Alba); Narcopolis (T Squared Films); Guardians (Braine Hownd).

Theatre work includes plays for Glasgow Citizens, The Arches, Stoirm Og, Theatre 503, Bard In The Botanics, Prime Productions, Theatre Enigma & Nonsenseroom.

In 2007 Tim set up Lyre Productions as a platform for making contemporary feature films. He wrote, produced & starred in The Inheritance - the award-winning indie Scottish road movie directed by Charles-Henri Belleville.

Nominated Best UK Feature on its premiere at Raindance Film Festival, The Inheritance won the Raindance Award at 2007 British Independent Film Awards, and Tim was nominated Best Producer at 2008 BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. The Inheritance toured festivals and cinemas, and was released on DVD together with a 60 minute documentary showing how to make a micro-budget award-winning feature. 

Tim wrote, produced & directed Lyre's second feature film The Space Between - an Edinburgh love story and redemption tale. The film premiered at Edinburgh's Filmhouse in Spring 2011, screened at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival and Shetland Film Festival, and toured Scotland and the UK until Summer 2013, completing 57 screenings. The Space Between is released on DVD.

Tim and Lyre are currently editing their third feature film UNF - a love story road movie telling a hopeful tale about schizophrenia, due for release in 2017.


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