Nick Payne

About Nick Payne

(courtesy of Curtis Browne company):

“Nick is a playwright and screenwriter who won the prestigious George Devine Award in 2009 with his play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. Produced at the Bush Theatre in October 2009 and directed by Josie Rourke and starring Rafe Spall. In 2012 it went to the Roundabout Theatre, New York, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Michael Longhurst.

Nick studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of York, making his debut at the Royal Court theatre in September 2010 with his comedy Wanderlust. 

In January 2012, Nick’s play Constellations opened at the Royal Court Upstairs starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins and directed by Michael Longhurst. Constellations transferred to the West End in November 2012 where it received universally glowing reviews. It also won the Evening Standard Best Play Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. In 2015 Constellations transferred to Broadway. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson and directed by Michael Longhurst it won outstanding reviews. 

Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Nick’s play A Life which will run at The Public Theater on Broadway from January to March 2019. 

Nick also writes for film and TV. His debut series Wanderlust stars Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh as Joy and Alan, a couple in search of ways to save their marriage. The show is produced by Drama Republic and directed by Luke Snellin. Wanderlust will run for six episodes and is on BBC One and Netflix in September 2018.”

Interviews with Nick Payne:

“Playwright Nick Payne: Master of the Multiverse” (Guardian Nov. 2, 2012)


“Nick Payne: from one bereavement to endless universes” (The Telegraph Nov. 9, 2012) 

“Lift off for the writer with stars in his eyes” (Independent Jan.2, 2013)