Jemma Kennedy is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Her first novel, Skywalking was published in 2003, and she has been writing for the stage since 2004. She was awarded a Jerwood Arvon Young Playwrights Apprenticeship in 2006 and was Pearson playwright in residence at the National Theatre in 2010.
Recent plays include: The Prince and the Pauper (Unicorn Theatre); The Grand Irrationality (Lost Theatre Studio, Los Angeles); Don’t Feed the Animals for National Theatre Connections, The Summer Book (Unicorn Theatre) and Second Person Narrative for Tonic Theatre’s inaugural Platform play series. She is currently under commission to the National Theatre, where she also teaches playwriting.
Jemma’s first feature film, Captain Webb, is scheduled for release this year. She is currently writing her third feature for director Amanda Boyle (Wellcome Trust Development Award) and has recently adapted Barbara Pym’s novel Excellent Women for BBC Films.