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.
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