Biography

Photo by Keri Davies
Photo by Keri Davies

Tim Stimpson was born in Wolverhampton and was brought up in the new town of Telford in Shropshire. In 1998 he made the long and arduous journey all the way to Birmingham.

Tim had always imagined he’d become a director or an actor, but while studying English and Drama at the University of Birmingham he became interested in writing. Having taken a module taught by the playwrights Mark Ravenhill and Fraser Grace, Tim decided to stay on and do an MPhil in Playwriting Studies. During this time he was writing trial scripts for Radio 4′s The Archers and just a few weeks after leaving university he was asked to join the team.

When Tim isn’t writing The Archers (or Ambridge Extra) he also writes for theatre and television. Between 2003 and 2010 he worked extensively with Net Curtains Theatre Company, first becoming an associate writer and then co-artistic director. You can find out more about his work on the other pages. Tim also does the occasional bit of acting, most recently at the Birmingham Rep for their Grass Roots new writing programme. In his spare time he keeps himself busy as Chair of the West Midlands branch of the Writers’ Guild. He also sits on the Guild’s Radio Committee and is a member of the West Midlands Screenwriters’ Forum.

Tim still lives in Birmingham with his wife and his cat Daphne.