Lynsey Murdoch

YEAR OF AWARD: 2008
AGE AT AWARD: 27
ARTFORMS: Film , Acting , Literature , Writing
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Biography

Hailing from Cambuslang, Lynsey has been given an Award to concentrate on writing and producing her film ‘Eat Me’, about a young Scottish woman suffering from an eating disorder. As a past sufferer of bulimia, Lynsey knows a lot about the fear and obsession that can inhabit someone with an eating disorder.

Lynsey has proven writing and acting talent and was described as a ‘… new star of Scottish Theatre in the making’ for her performance in ‘Mad Cow’ at the Arches Theatre in Glasgow. In 2006 she was selected by the Playwright’s Studio Scotland for their mentoring scheme. During that time, Lynsey impressed by her commitment and the way in which she found her own voice and unique way of telling her story. Lynsey’s forte is in portraying issues which are affecting young people in society today, with an acute sense of observation and humour.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award is supporting Lynsey as she develops as a writer and performer

Since the Award

Lynsey describes the experience of writing and acting in her short film 'Eat Me' as "an absolute turning point" in her career.  The film was shot in May 2009 and completed later that year. It will be submitted to film festivals in the UK and worldwide.



I am absolutely delighted to formally accept the award .. for the completion of my film ‘Eat Me’.