Best-selling author and award-winning writer-director, Charles Harris is also one of Britain's most respected script consultants, having co-founded the first screenwriters workshop in the world, London Screenwriters Workshop. Now Euroscript, it has become one of Europe's most valued script training and consultancy organisations for film and TV.
His debut novel The Breaking of Liam Glass was published by Marble City, June 2017, and has been shortlisted as finalist for a Wishing Shelf book award.
He has won international awards for his documentaries, dramatised documentaries and his debut feature film, Paradise Grove. He has had short stories nominated for awards and his non-fiction work includes the best-selling Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course (John Murray) and Jaws in Space (Creative Essentials). Both are recommended reading on MA screenwriting courses.
Over the years, he has trained writers from all over the world, showing a special expertise in working with new and emerging talents, helping them to develop and market their work. He has provided classes for universities, film schools and festivals in many countries, including London University, London Film School, Copenhagen Screenwriting School and the International Filmschule, Cologne, and created Pitching Thursday at The London Screenwriters' Festival, the world largest screenwriters' festival, where his morning 'Hour of Power' sessions for writers quickly became a legend.
He has also trained extensively in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which he uses to help writers, directors, actors and other artists find their creative "Mental Game" - dealing with issues from procrastination to fear of failure - and is a sixth dan in the martial art of Aikido.
He is married with two sons and lives in North London with his wife and two cats.
You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chasharris