Gabriel Bisset-Smith is a BAFTA nominated writer/actor/director/comedian.
He directed, co-created and co-wrote the BBC’s ground breaking multi platform murder mystery The Last Hours of Laura K which earned him a BAFTA nomination in digital creativity. The show was also nominated for a Prix Italia, best visual experience at SXSW Interactive and won a Gold and Audience award at the LOVIES as well as best Multi-Platform at the International Format Awards in Cannes . It was also nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award.
He wrote, directed and starred in his debut short film Thrush which won the Vimeo Best Narrative award. The following year he was asked to judge and present the same category. The film also won the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival Tenderpixel audience choice award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Disposable Film Festival. He was named one of Dazed & Confused magazines Dazed Visionaries and they commissioned him, alongside the likes of Becky & Joe and Bjork, to make his award winning film Toilets.
Theatre credits include his debut play The Charming Man which was nominated for the Off West End Most Promising Playwright award, plays at Hampstead Theatre and York Theatre Royal and attachments at the Royal Court and the Soho Theatre. After taking part in the 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic Theatre he was selected to workshop his play Dreams Of A Butterfly Broker at The Public Theatre in New York. He also directed Jack Rooke’s debut show Good Grief which was nominated for Total Theatre award. For radio he wrote and starred in The Black Bono for BBC Radio Four.
Gabriel is a successful comedian and makes satirical online sketches which have raked up over a million views online and he has been commissioned by BBC Comedy to make some for their online platforms. He sketch Shy Corbynites was nominated for a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award.
His debut solo comedy hour Gabriel Bisset-Smith tells the most original and funny joke in the universe was produced by the Soho Theatre, received rave reviews at the Fringe and a sell out run at the Soho Theatre. He is also one half of comedy double act GUILT & SHAME alongside Robert Cawsey. They have played sold out shows at the Soho Theatre, Underbelly, Bestival, Latitude and currently have a podcast of the same name which they make with award winning playwright and director Vicky Jones.
Current development projects include TV shows with ITV studios, BBC studios and Baby Cow as well as two feature film scripts and a new play.