Phil Hughes

Course Leader

Professional Biography

Phil Hughes is a screenwriter for film and television. He has developed numerous feature film and television scripts over the years. He has worked with some of the major producers in the UK and has also developed projects in Hollywood. He has two produced feature films to his name and a number of television credits.


  • 2018 – Studying for PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University
  • 2016 – 2017, Regent's University London, PGCHE
  • 1980 – 1983, Westfield College, University of London, English Lit 2:1 (Hons)

Relevant Past Employment


  • 2020 – current, Course Leader BA (Hons) Film and Screen at Liberal Arts, Regent's University London
  • 2013 – 2018, Course Leader MA Writing For Stage and Screen at RSCLA, Regent's University London.
  • 2012 – current, Course Leader BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing at Liberal Arts, Regent's University London


  • 2007 – I WANT CANDY, Feature film. Fragile Films/Ealing Studios
  • 2002 – THUNDERPANTS, Feature film. Mission Pictures/Pathe Pictures
  • THE QUEEN'S NOSE, Writer for series 4 & 5 of popular BBC series
  • DUSTY AND MUSTY, Four episodes of HIT Entertainment animated series
  • CARE SHORTS, Five short internet films for Brook Lapping
  • MONKEY LIFE, script editor/writer for series 5 & 6 of Channel 5 doc
  • ROYAL BIRDMEN, one-off documentary for Channel 5


  • THE NEST EGG, sixfoursixty productions
  • PSYCHO MAFIA, Roast Beef Productions
  • ROOTS & SHOOTS, freelance spec script
  • WHO’S GOT THE JOB?, freelance spec six part series for TV
  • ARABIAN AROMA, Lola Film Productions


  • 2023 Character is Structure – The Insider’s Guide to Screenwriting (Bloomsbury/BFI publications)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • A member of the Writers Guild of America