Anthony is a stage and screen writer based in the North East of England. He has written episodes on two series of MOVING ON for LA Productions/BBC Daytime. He is developing an original crime project, HANDLER, with ITV Studios and another, MACK, with BBC Scotland.
His early writing ambitions began in his late teens, but it wasn’t until 2007 when a story he speculatively sent to Jimmy McGovern about a self destructive alcoholic who finds out that he has a Down’s Syndrome son was accepted for the BAFTA award winning, THE STREET.
“..a part given depth by the writers’ decision to make him, beneath the Coke and vodka, something of a genius at poetry quotation, mental arithmetic and contrarian opinions”. (Andrew Billen, The Times)
His theatre credits include A SPOONFUL OF HONEY performed at The Peoples Theatre, Newcastle, which is also being developed for radio, and was a finalist at the Live Theatre Short Cuts Event 2009.
“The cycle of life is played out in this haunting and deeply effecting play. Humanity laid bare in all its contrasts of feeling. Not a word was wasted. Each minute held an hour. This was fine writing by Tony Gannie brilliantly delivered”. (Seamus Doran, EuVue)