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Moran Neil, Jan

Jan Moran Neil

Jan Moran NeilJan Moran Neil trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre. She has a Masters’ degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. On leaving Central she taught Voice at the Dome Theatre, Montreal and directed Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’.  She has worked with three of her own companies: Ruddles, A-One and Creative Ink for Actors and also performed at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, Nottingham Playhouse and with the New Shakespeare Company at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. She has worked extensively in voice over and radio work and made two short films with Mike Leigh. She last featured as Olive in Daisy Jacobs’s Oscar nominated film ‘The Bigger Picture’, which won 26 awards including a BAFTA.
In 1994, Jan won the BBC Writers’ Short Story Competition with ‘Death by Pythagoras’ which was broadcast on Radio 4. Her poetry collection: ‘Red Lipstick & Revelations’ is published by Indigo Dreams and she tours her one woman show with her poetry. Her poems have been published in anthologies and commended in national competitions, most notably Oxford University’s ‘Four Corners’ international poetry competition judged by Mimi Khalvati. She won Bloomsbury Publishing’s Sonnet competition in 2016 with ‘Silver Surfing’, published in the Royal Society of Literature’s Review and judged by Ruth Padel.
In 2000 she founded Creative Ink for Writers and has run regular writing courses and sessions since then. Features published in ‘Reader’s Digest’, ‘School Leaver’, ‘Mother and Company’. She has sourced writers and contributed to ‘Chic Chat’ and ‘Chiltern Living’ interviewing a number of celebrities including James Corden and Anita Dobson. She is a Home Tutor and currently contributes to ‘Writing Magazine’. Founder member and editor of ‘Rhyme & Reason’, an award-winning charity anthology.
Her first play, ‘Blackberry Promises’ staged on the London Fringe by Creative Ink for Actors, received outstanding reviews and was voted reviewer’s choice. The novel is available on Amazon. The company also performed ‘Brave Hearts & Baggage,The Deadly Factor’ and the film ‘Dear John, Dear Anyone …’ to excellent reviews. Her one woman play ‘A President in Waiting’ was performed at the Masambe Theatre, Baxter, Cape Town as part of the Zabalaza Festival.

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