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Educated at Holyrood High School and Glasgow University, Anne trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) , award-winning writer/actor Anne Downie has written extensively for theatre, television and radio. She is also a published short story writer. Her theatre plays include Parking Lot in Pittsburgh, Ashes to Ashes, Side Sea View, Jelly Babies, Waiting on One, (LWT Award Winner), The Witches of Pollock, De Profundis, Bread upon the Water, Retribution, Cracked, The Boy from Beneath the Sea, and adaptations of The White Bird Passes and Yellow on the Broom. Children's shows include The Creature from the Mermaid's Purse and Baba Yaga and the Magic Doll.
Her plays, many into third productions, have been produced by companies as diverse as Wildcat, The Tron, Theatre Workshop, Òran Mór, Cumbernauld, Perth, Communicado, The Byre, Borderline, Dundee Rep and Dry Rain Theatre, Eire.
Head hunted for television, she spent nine years writing for STV, BBC, CARLTON and Channel 4. Shows include High Road, River City, The Bill and more.
As an actor, she has appeared in most theatres in Scotland, and performed her own stand-up on Channel 4. Currently acting on TV and radio, her most recent stage work was a five month season at the Royal National Theatre in London.
Eight of her plays have been published, and her first novel, The Witches of Pollock was published by Capercaillie Books in 2010. Her second novel, The Miami Disclosure was published by SNB Publishing in January 2021.
She lives in Glasgow and has a son and daughter.
Her stage play, The Yellow on the Broom, previously performed by Winged Horse, Perth Rep, Dundee Rep and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, received a second Dundee Rep production in a revised version in their 2018 Autumn season.