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Philip Ralph

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Philip Ralph

Philip Ralph is an award-winning writer and performer, originally from Yorkshire, now based in Wales. He trained at RADA and worked as an actor for twenty years before branching out into writing.   Philip won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2008 for his play Deep Cut, produced by Sherman Cymru, about the mysterious deaths of four young recruits at a Surrey army barracks. Deep Cut also won Fringe First and Herald Angel awards, toured the UK twice, had a successful run at the Tricycle Theatre in London, was the Friday Night Play on BBC Radio 4, and a screenplay was developed for Revolution Films.  He is a core team writer on the BBC daytime drama Doctors and has written episodes of Holby City.

Philip has developed and written several screenplays: Deep Cut with Revolution; Walking Wounded about survivors of the 7/7 terrorist attacks, with Mark Redhead at Hat Trick Productions and Sophie Gardiner at Channel 4; Lockerbie about the mystery surrounding the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 with Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Young Films, producers of The Inbetweeners Movie.

Since 2010 he has been The One-Eyed Man, in an extended series of experiments in performance, vulnerability, doubt, fear and the here-and-now. He won a Creative Wales Award from Arts Council Wales in 2011 to develop this work and has offered it at many different events around the country, including the Resurgence Summer Gathering, the Soulmaker’s Gathering and at many events for Emergence, an arts and sustainability initiative exploring the art of living well within the ecological limits of a finite planet. He is co-director of Emergence, alongside his partner Fern Smith and their most recent project is a crowd-funded documentary series, Being an Earth Pilgrim, about spiritual teacher and activist Satish Kumar.