Kevin Clarke grew up in Birkenhead, Merseyside. He studied Drama at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds; later he gained an Open University degree in History and read History as a postgraduate at Oxford.
Kevin has written more than 150 episodes of television drama, including scripts for Minder, Doctor Who, Casualty, Wish Me Luck, Wycliffe, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City, and The Last Detective. He was a principal writer for The Bill for five years. His comedy screenplay Albert and the Lion was networked by ITV.
He is also the author of three theatre plays: The Jackpot (Finborough); Transatlantic, with Josh Goldstein (Dramatis Personae Theater, New York); and Charity’s Child (Riverside Studios).
Kevin’s feature film script It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll, based on the life of Marianne Faithfull, has been optioned by Ignition Films and is fully financed; The Racing Line is optioned by Artemis Films; David Suchet (ITV’s Poirot) is to star in and co-produce Kevin’s The October Gang, optioned by Tailor Made (LA).
Kevin has been commissioned by producer Alistair MacLean-Clark of Revelation Content and Media Ltd to adapt Peter Murphy’s Walden of Bermondsey stories for television.
Kevin’s original screenplay Mallory – an enthralling take on the story of mountaineer George Mallory’s ill-fated attempt on Everest in 1924 (did he reach the summit or not?) – has been optioned by Hopscotch Films.