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Steven Moffat Biography

Birth Name:
Steven William Moffat
Birth Place:
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was involved with television at University taking part in Glasgow University Student Television
  • Worked as a teacher at Cowdenknowes High School in Greenock, Scotland
  • Created the show Press Gang in 1989 after his father, who was headmaster of a school where Harry Secombe's Highway was being filmed, pitched the idea of the show to the producers
  • Wrote a spoof of Doctor Who for Children In Need in 2013
  • Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2015 Birthday Honours


  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2011BAFTA Television Awards-Best Drama Series: winner
  • 1992BAFTA Television Awards-Best Children's Programme - Fiction or Entertainment: nominated
  • 1991BAFTA Television Awards-Best Children's Programme - Entertainment/Drama: nominated


  • Bill Moffat -- Father
  • Noreen Moffat -- Mother
  • Gillian Penny -- Sister
  • Joshua Moffat -- Son
  • Louis Moffat -- Son