Claire Peate is an award winning scriptwriter and novelist. She has won the BAFTA Rocliffe Film scriptwriting award, the BBC/ S4C itsmyshout short film award, and the Creative Industries award from the University of South Wales.
She has been awarded a place on the 2019/20 BAFTA/ BFI Network talent development programme “BAFTA CREW”.
Her script The Colour Room, a biopic feature on the ceramicist Clarice Cliff, has been optioned by Caspian Films and has been awarded funding from Ffilm Cymru. It is currently in script development.
Her short The Graduation was produced by the BBC/ S4C/ Bad Wolf scheme It’s My Shout, and was broadcast on BBC2 in autumn 2019. It won the “People’s Choice” award.
Claire has four novels published, has been nominated for Wales Book of the Year, was twice WHSmith’s pick of the week, and has spoken at the Hay Festival. In addition she was on the 2018 BAFTA Cymru judging panel for best script and was on the judging panel for Literature Wales’ International Poetry Competition.
She has an MA in Scriptwriting.