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Tess Morris

writer Man Up, Casual
Born and bred Londoner, Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her first screenplay, the romantic comedy Man Up, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal and BBC Films and released in 2015 directed by Ben Palmer and starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Tess has done numerous rewrites on both sides of the pond, and began her career in the UK, writing soap opera and sitcom. In 2015 she was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. Currently, Tess resides in LA with her rescue cat Nora Ephron. She most recently worked on the TV series Casual, and is currently working on a screenplay for 20th Century Fox and Scott Frank, and on the romantic comedy Textbook Behaviour for Nira Park and Rachael Prior. Tess also hosts a sporadic but highly informative rom com podcast with Billy Mernit, You Had Us At Hello, available at all good podcast providers.