Born in London in 1961, Chris Lang is a British screenwriter, producer and actor who has written a number of British drama series, notably "Torn" (nominated for an RTS award), "Amnesia" (nominated for an 'Edgar') and "A Mother's Son" (nominated for a Broadcast Award).
Lang began his writing career in 1993, writing on British TV series including The Bill (1984-2010) (which earned him a Writer's Guild nomination), Soldier Soldier (1991-1997) and "The Knock". In 2000, he wrote his first original drama _"The Glass" (2001)_, and has since written a number of successful, critically acclaimed TV movies and dramas (including "Sirens", "Unconditional Love", "Lawless", "The Reckoning", and "Undeniable" as well as contributing many episodes to existing shows like Hustle (2004- ) and Sky Atlantic's "The Tunnel".
But he is probably best known as the writer, creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed "Unforgotten". The series starred Nicola Walker (who was nominated for a Press Guild Award for best actress) Trevor Eve, Sir Tom Courtenay (who was nominated for an RTS award for best actor, and who won the BAFTA for best supporting actor) Sanjeev Bhaskar and Bernard Hill. The show was first broadcast in Autumn 2015 and in November 2015, ITV announced it would be returning for a second season, with filming set to begin in June 2016.
In May 2016 it was also announced he would be making two more series for ITV, 'Innocent', a four part thriller for ITV1, and Staffe an adaptation of the Adam Creed novel.
As an actor he worked on such British television series as Shadow of the Noose, Drop the Dead Donkey, Outside Edge, A Dance to the Music of Time and All Along the Watchtower. As a voice actor, he has contributed to films such as A Monkey's Tale, and the Children's television series Kipper the Dog.
In 2007 he co-formed the production company TXTV with Matt Arlidge and Jeremy Gwilt, who produce much of his work, and generate other original projects for British broadcasters. He lives in London with his wife and their five children.