Jenny’s soccer screenplay becomes a cinema smash hit

PUBLISHED: 17:24 22 March 2012

Jenny Fitzpatrick  co wrote Payback Season

Jenny Fitzpatrick co wrote Payback Season


A West End actor from Hornchurch is enjoying success after her first screen play has become the latest blockbuster hit.

Jenny Fitzpatrick from Hornchurch is one of the co-writers of Payback Season which is currently at the cinema.

Jenny,28 said: “It’s all been absolutely crazy and we have been really lucky because of the big success and the names involved in the film.”

The thriller tells the story of a premiership footballer who has gone against all the odds to escape his gritty council estate, but then finds himself drawn back into the world when he is blackmailed by his friends.

The former Abbs Cross student came up with the idea of the film a year ago with her friend and fellow co writer Danny Donnelly from Upminster.

The pair wrote the first draft of the script in just one day and managed to get their famous friends including Adam Deacon who plays Jerome and Geoff Hurst on board.

Jenny said: “We have been really fortunate in that we have had lots of friends who wanted to get involved and because we are both involved in the industry we knew that we would have people who would want to star in the film.”

Jenny is currently playing Louise, the part made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost the musical.

Her other credits include Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors and Lion King.

She said: “I have always loved musical theatre and the good thing about it is that I work in the evenings so that I still have the afternoons to work on my writing.”

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