Alice Birch’s film work includes Lady Macbeth, which won the BIFA for Best Screenplay in 2017 and was nominated for Outstanding Debut & Best British Feature BAFTA 2018. Her second feature film, an adaptation of the Graham Swift novel Mothering Sunday for Number 9 Films and Film 4, was released in 2021. She is also adapting the bestselling novel The Silent Patient for Plan B.

She has also written for TV, working on Normal People (BBC / Element Pictures) adapted from the novel by Sally Rooney. Alice has also worked on their forthcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. 2022 will see her new TV series, Dead Ringers, premiere on Amazon, on which Alice is the Lead Writer and Executive Producer. Alice was also in the writers’ room as Story Editor for Season 2 of Succession (HBO).

Enter Alice Birch, the British playwright quickly becoming the most in-demand screenwriter on both sides of the Atlantic.


Alice is the winner of the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting 2014, the co-winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2014 and won the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Award for her play Anatomy of a Suicide Anatomy of a Suicide, having previously been shortlisted for the Award in 2012 and 2015.

In theatre, Alice has written [Blank] (Donmar Warehouse / Clean Break); Orlando (Schaubühne, Berlin); La Maladie de la Mort (Bouffes du Nord); Anatomy of a Suicide, Ophelia’s Zimmer, Revolt. She said. Revolt again (Royal Court Theatre); We Want You To Watch (National Theatre); The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus); Little Light (Orange Tree); Little on the inside (Almeida/Clean Break); Salt (Comedie de Valence); and Many Moons (Theatre503).

In 2016, Alice was selected as one of the Creative England 50, a shortlist of individuals and companies judged to be the country’s most inventive, innovative and creative minds. In 2015 Alice was nominated for Friedrich Luft Prize.