Lisa McGee is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Derry and the creator, writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. She is also Northern Ireland's number one Murder She Wrote fan.Lisa's plays include Girls and Dolls, The Heights and Jump!. Her other TV credits include previous original Channel 4 comedy series London Irish as well as Being Human, The White Queen, Indian Summers and Raw. She also co-created, co-wrote and executive produced Channel 5 thriller The Deceived with her husband Tobias Beer.Derry Girls is inspired by Lisa McGee's own experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst immense civil conflict. It is executive produced by Caroline Leddy (Friday Night Dinner, London Irish, The Inbetweeners) and Liz Lewin (The End, London Irish, Teachers).
Inbetweeners for clever girls - The TimesA winning formula - i NewsMoving and uproariously funny - TelegraphStill magic, still a total ride - GuardianAuthentic and hilarious - Belfast TelegraphThe writing is sublime, the performances are perfect, the casting is brilliant - Irish Times