Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is currently writing for Sitting Bull, a ground-breaking docu-drama for Stephen David Entertainment/History Channel, Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio. She has written extensively for stage, screen and radio, and is now developing The Tutor for Moonage Pictures, adapting Black & Blue by Parm Sandhu for Cuba Pictures/ITV, Julie Myerson’s The Stopped Heart for Paul Andrew Williams’ company Corestar/Sky as well as Brando’s Bride by Sarah Broughton as a feature for Martha Stone Productions/Ffilm Cymru Wales. She is also adapting Sathnam Sanghera’s Marriage Material for the Birmingham Rep and writing new plays for Hampstead Theatre and Clean Break. Her first play Behsharam (Shameless) broke box office records at Soho Theatre and Birmingham Rep in 2001. Her highly controversial play Behzti (Dishonour) was sensationally closed in December 2004, after playing to packed houses at the Birmingham Rep, and went on to win the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Other credits include Khandan (Royal Court Theatre/Birmingham Rep), Elephant (Birmingham Rep), Fourteen (Watford Palace Theatre), the feature film Everywhere And Nowhere, DCI Stone (Radio 4), Londonee (Rich Mix), Dead Meat (Channel 4), and An Enemy Of The People (BBC World Service). She was part of the team that conceived and created the notorious ‘Helen and Rob coercive control’ story in the Archers. In December 2019, her play A Kind of People opened at the Royal Court Downstairs to rave reviews.