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Gary Waterman

Biography: GARY WATERMAN was born in 1958 in Liverpool. He graduated in Law from Liverpool University and hoped for a career as a barrister. However, the challenge imposed by Diabetes and M.E./CFS forced him to change his career path and he returned to his first loves - writing and composing.
Singing one of his own compositions, Gary won the Daily Star's Search for a Star Competition in 1979, and over 30 of his songs have now been published. His music has also been featured on BBC 2's '40 Minutes' programme.
In the 1980's, Gary worked as a copywriter in Advertising and taught creative writing at the Crawford Arts Centre in Liverpool. In 1991, he wrote the music and lyrics for the world première of Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator for Neptune Productions, and was a finalist in the prestigious BBC Radio Times Drama Awards with an original screenplay sponsored by acclaimed Liverpool playwright Alan Bleasdale. In 1993, Gary's play Looking For the What
GARY WATERMAN was born in 1958 in Liverpool. He graduated in Law from Liverpool University and hoped for a career as a barrister. However, the challenge imposed by Diabetes and M.E./CFS forced him to change his career path and he returned to his first loves - writing and composing.
Singing one of his own compositions, Gary won the Daily Star's Search for a Star Competition in 1979, and over 30 of his songs have now been published. His music has also been featured on BBC 2's '40 Minutes' programme.
In the 1980's, Gary worked as a copywriter in Advertising and taught creative writing at the Crawford Arts Centre in Liverpool.
In 1991, he wrote the music and lyrics for the world première of Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator for Neptune Productions, and was a finalist in the prestigious BBC Radio Times Drama Awards with an original screenplay sponsored by acclaimed Liverpool playwright Alan Bleasdale.
In 1993, Gary's play Looking For the What was produced at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
He is writer of the Bill Kenwright hit show - The Sound of Fury (the Billy Fury Musical), which premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse in June 1995. The show enjoyed two successful national tours thereafter, and Gary is currently writing the screen adaptation for Bill Kenwright Films.

He is a member of the Vivian Ellis Top Line Group of musical theatre writers, and has just completed his first original score musical Mendoza .

His first novel Martylove (published two years ago in the U.K. and this year in the U.S.A.) has been called ‘devastatingly original' and ‘the work of a genius' by best-selling novelist Fay Weldon.

He now writes for the hit drama series Doctors on BBC1.

Gary is married and lives in Manchester.
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