Adrian Poynton is a writer of many things including television shows, plays, radio dramas, stand up comedy and storytelling shows and most recently movies.
His first play A Very Naughty Boy, about the life of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, played sell out runs at both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theatre, as well as a national tour of Britain. It won a coveted Fringe First Award for best new play.
After spending time writing, touring and performing more stand up shows, as well as writing for many other scripted projects, Adrian created the TV series White Van Man for BBC Three. It was the highest ever rated launch of a sitcom on the network and ran for two series (2011–12) to huge critical acclaim.
White Van Man was then remade in America for ABC Television as Family Tools (2012) with Adrian moving to Los Angeles to work on the show.
Since then he's written for many other TV shows including Trollied (Sky One) and had several other scripts commissioned and made, including new projects for both ABC and CBS Studios, a movie for brilliant actor/producer Will Arnett through his new company Electric Avenue, and Doctor Who: Dethras, a radio drama for Big Finish Productions that sees Tom Baker returning to the iconic role of The Doctor.
Adrian was born in Staffordshire in 1979 and currently splits his time between London and Los Angeles.