Rossa McPhillips

Originally from Tuam, County Galway, Rossa is a new, exciting voice. Having recently completed a script for BBC’s Doctors, he has written numerous sci-fi audio plays for Big Finish Productions, including for the Doctor Who range. Rossa has been mentored by Jed Mercurio for various TV projects currently in development and also wrote the screenplay for forthcoming horror film, Blood and Snow.

Rossa specialises in police procedurals and spy thrillers. Contrapasso (a Russian spy is ordered to poison a defector in London, but instead uses the poison on his cheating wife); Stakeknife based on a true story (the IRA's internal security chief is revealed as a British spy). He also co-wrote The Circuit, looking on the encroachment of private security into matters normally handled by the police.

Rossa moved from Ireland to the UK with his family when he was a child. He spent 10 years in British military intelligence and was awarded an MBE for his services in 2018. He also received a Superintendent's Commendation during the 2 years he spent subsequently in Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism. With this background he has served as a technical advisor on TV shows such as Silent Witness, Trigger Point and Holby City.