Tony Grounds biography

Tony Grounds

TV Writer

1957 –


Who is Tony Grounds?

Tony Grounds is a British writer of television scripts. He was born in 1957 in East London.

Described by The Independent as "the best TV writer of his generation", Grounds has written for all four of Britain's main channels. He started writing for the theatre, winning the Verity Bargate Award for Made in Spain, which was subsequently performed in London and published by Methuen. It was then filmed for ITV and transmitted in their Screenplay slot. There then followed stints on East Enders and The Bill before he penned episodes of 'Chancer', which starred Clive Owen.

Grounds created and wrote Gone to the Dogs starring Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Warren Clarke and Harry Enfield. It was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. He wrote Gone to Seed, in which Peter Cook made his final dramatic appearance. The series was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

The single film Our Boy with Ray Winstone won Tony International Acclaim winning the Munich International Drama Award.

Grounds wrote the series The Ghostbusters of East Finchley for BBC2 and First Sign of Madness for ITV. The latter won the WorldFest Charleston Gold Award.


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on July 23, 2013

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