Freddie originally trained as an actor, graduating from the conservatoire training at Manchester School of Theatre with a Ba(Hons).

As an actor his career was predominantly on stage, performing at many reputable venues around the UK as well as the Edinburgh Fringe and Gifford Circus.

Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on FilmFour the following year.

He has written extensively for large groups of young actors including commissions for a number of FDS accredited drama schools, and as part of the Write the Girl programme at The Lady Eleanor Holles School.

His large-cast play about social housing in London, The Real Estate, is published with Nick Hern Books.

He was resident playwright at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, and has been an associate artist at the Mercury Theatre Colchester and ice&fire Theatre Company.


I am the lecturer in screenwriting, leading modules on writing for both stage and screen.

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