Vinay Patel

Writer

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Vinay’s debut play, TRUE BRITS, premiered at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, transferred to the Bush Theatre’s RADAR Festival and went on to headline the Vault Festival. His next play, FREE FALL, ran at the Pleasance Islington in October 2014 and was nominated for three Off West End Awards. He is currently under commission to the Bush and developing work for the National Theatre and Paines Plough.

Vinay’s television debut MURDERED BY MY FATHER was commissioned for BBC3 and starred Adeel Akhtar, Kiran Sonia Sawar and Mawaan Rizwan. It won a Royal Television Society award before going on to be nominated for three BAFTAs including Best Single Drama and the Breakthrough Talent Award for Vinay. It won the  BAFTA for best Leading Actor (Adeel Akhtar) and Vinay was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit for his work on the film.

Vinay is currently developing several projects for the BBC and has written for ITV, Channel 4 and the BFI.