LIAM JOHNSON - SCREENWRITER & AUTHOR
Liam is a Manchester-based writer and part of the core writing team of one of the UK’s most loved and long-running shows, Emmerdale. He also works in the world of comics, telling stories with both his original creations and world-famous established characters, such as Judge Dredd and his All-Age spin-off Cadet Dredd.
Liam’s all about telling human stories in the most high-concept of worlds.
Liam's a core member of the writing team of this much-loved show, having scripted 24 episodes and counting.
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. 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.
Elsewhere, he's contributed to the record-breaking charity anthology Tales From The Quarantine and Storyworlds.
Think of a job in Television and Liam’s likely done it. That’s where he developed a keen understanding and appreciation of exactly what it takes to get an idea from page to the screen.
As Emmerdale’s Researcher, he worked on a number of award-winning stories including Ashley's Dementia, Aaron's Historical Abuse and Holly's Heroin Overdose.
After successfully seeing Ashley’s two-year dementia arc to a close, he was promoted to Script Editor, where he worked with Writers, Directors, Producers, Cast and Crew to develop hundreds of scripts over a three-year period.
In March 2020 (which was arguably terrible timing on his part), Liam took a leap of faith into the world of full-time writing. Thankfully the risk paid off and now Liam’s racked up 24 episodes and counting for Emmerdale, has written a number of acclaimed comic strips, and is also working on a number of development projects.
“Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.”