LIAM JOHNSON - SCREENWRITER & AUTHOR
Liam Johnson is a writer originally from the North East of England, now residing in the North West. Liam cut his story teeth as Researcher, Storyliner, and finally Script Editor at Emmerdale, contributing to a number of award-winning storylines, including an unprecedented two-year-long dementia arc, and was even name-checked at the NTAs two years in a row.
After impressing Producers with an original spec script, Liam joined the Emmerdale writing team in March 2020, a career move which was said to bring the entire industry to a standstill (ahem!) Once both the world and production started back up again, originally favoured for his natural comedic flair and unique characterisation, Liam quickly moved up the ranks to become a core member of the writing team. He now contributes extensively to both the high-budget, stunt-based episodes but also the more emotionally charged and critically acclaimed episodes and storylines, including Marlon’s stroke and Paddy’s suicide attempt. He has written over thirty-five episodes and counting.
Outside of television, Liam also works in comics and is the main contributor on the Judge Dredd All-Ages spin-off, Cadet Dredd. He’s also written jokes for radio comedy panel show, Breaking the News.
Liam is currently developing a number of spec projects, both in comics and television, and is keen to bring his proven comedic and dramatic skills to new projects.
Liam's a core member of the writing team of this much-loved show, having scripted 35 episodes and counting.
His contributions to the industry has recently led to an invitation into BAFTA, the next step in his flourishing career.
Exploding onto the scene by winning Thought Bubble's 2019 2000 AD Pitch Competition, Liam's now written a number of hit strips for the world-famous comic and its sister magazine, The Judge Dredd Megazine. This includes both original tales and those with establishing characters, and he is now one of the main contributors to the Judge Dredd spin-off, Cadet Dredd.
“Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.”