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(born 11 July 1959, East London) is a British playwright and television dramatist. In 1982 he won the London Critics' Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright for The Lucky Ones
. In 1999 he won the British Academy Television Awards Dennis Potter Award for services to television. His television work includes the acclaimed Holding On
(1997), Never, Never
, starring John Simm and Take Me Home
He has also written the comedy film Different for Girls
He appeared on University Challenge
(BBC Two) in a special actors-versus-writers episode in January 2006.
In 2007 he wrote an ITV series, Whistleblowers
, for ITV. And an award winning single film, Mark of Cain for C4.
In 2008, David Tennant starred in a BBC1 single film, Recovery, in which Marchant explored the aftermath of brain injury on a man's life and family.
He is currently writing Garrow's Law for BBC1 and a BBC film The Dig.
Marchant has inspired a new generation of writers, most notably, Danny Brocklehurst and Jed Mercurio, who both cite him as an inspiration.
He was featured in the writers section of the Broadcast magazine Hot 100 2006. He lives in London.