Ellen Gallagher

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates


I’m a writer for TV, stage and audio.

I got my first job as a writer on The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network, working on seasons 4 and 5. From there I worked on the first season of a new Disney XD show called Space Chickens in Space with James Hamilton where we co-wrote nine episodes. After that we were writers, script editors and story editors on a Secret NDA-Protected show where we again wrote nine episodes (including the two-part season finale).

Most recently I’ve written an episode of a new animated Netflix show. I’ve also been hired as head writer on several shows in development, writing bibles and pilot episodes for them (again, NDAs are really holding me back here but there’s so much I’m really excited about right now).

I’ve had four sitcoms under option - Human Error with Hat Trick Productions, Kate the Great with Balloon Entertainment, Local People with Hartswood Films and Pod People with BBC Studios.

Awards wise I won the British Comedy Guide Sitcom Mission as well as being a runner-up in the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase. I was also part of the Grand Scheme Media team writing initiative, in association with Hat Trick, where I was one of a team of seven who wrote three episodes of a new sitcom Generation Lost. It was here I met Tasha Dhanraj and we’ve since co-written sitcom and comedy drama specs.

For Audio, James Hamilton and I co-wrote a sitcom podcast Hector vs The Future. We also wrote two episodes of David K. Barnes’s podcast Wooden Overcoats.

In Theatre I started by doing plays at Leeds University and taking three original productions to the Edinburgh Fringe. After moving to London I became active on short play nights and submitting scripts to theatres. My play Star-Crossed was in the top 25 for the Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award and had a reading at the Arcola as part of PLAYwrought. I’ve had shorts performed at the Arcola Theatre, Bush Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503 and The New Diorama. My play CAUSE was part of VAULT Festival.

I also co-curate the short play night The Miniaturists, which has been running at the Arcola for 15 years or so with a rotating team of curators. I’ve been doing it for the past three years, producing 60 short plays by various up-and-coming writers.