Riccardo Galgani is a Scottish playwright and screenwriter, born in Glasgow in 1969. His work for the stage includes: Acts (part of the triptych Family staged by the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1999); Green Field (Traverse, 2002) and The Found Man (Traverse, 2005). He was also Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Traverse between 2001 and 2002.
Griselda Gambaro (born 1928) is an Argentine writer, whose novels, plays, short stories, story tales, essays and novels for teenagers often concern the political violence in her home country. She is Argentina's most celebrated playwright.
William Gaminara is an English actor, screenwriter and playwright. His plays include The Nightingales (UK tour, 2018), The Three Lions (Edinburgh, 2013; St James Theatre, London, 2015) and According to Hoyle (Hampstead Theatre, 1995),
As an actor he is best known for playing Leo Dalton in Silent Witness from 2002-2013, and Dr Richard Locke in BBC Radio 4's long-running soap The Archers.
William Gaskill (1930-2016) was a major theatre director who, in a wide-ranging freelance career, directed many productions of Brecht, Beckett and Shakespeare. He was closely associated with the Royal Court, where he directed Edward Bond's Saved. He co-founded Joint Stock Theatre in 1974 with Max Stafford-Clark, going on to stage some of the most significant work of the 70s and 80s.
Mark Gatiss is an actor, writer and producer. He first found success with The League of Gentlemen, with whom he won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997, and went on to enjoy a radio series and three TV series on the BBC and big-screen outing in 2005. He has written nine episodes of Doctor Who since its return to television in 2005 and has appeared in the show twice. He is perhaps best known as the co-creator and co-writer of the award-winning global phenomenon Sherlock in which he also plays Mycroft Holmes. Other notable television credits include London Spy, Wolf Hall, Coalition, Mapp and Lucia, The Crimson Petal and the White, Nighty, Night, The Wind and the Willows and Sense and Sensibility. Film credits include The Knot, Denial, Absolutely Fabulous, Dad’s Army, Our Kind of Traitor, Bright Young Things and Starter for Ten. Theatre credits include Coriolanus, The Recruiting Officer, The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), All About My Mother (The Old Vic), Season’s Greetings (National Theatre), 55 Days (Hampstead), and Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Jamila Gavin is a British writer born in Mussoorie, India. She is known primarily for her children's books, including Coram Boy, which won the 2000 Whitbread Prize for Children's Book of the Year.
John Gay (1685-1732) was a poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), his ballad-opera set in London's criminal underworld while satirising contemporary politics and politicians.