Steven Moffat was born in Paisley, Scotland, he studied at the University of Glasgow, where he was involved with the student television station. After gaining an MA degree in English from Glasgow, he worked as a teacher for three and a half years.
Moffat’s first television work was the teen drama series “Press Gang,” and he wrote the cult sitcom “Coupling,” produced by his wife Sue Vertue. As a lifelong fan of “Doctor Who,” Moffat wrote several episodes of the revived version and succeeded Russell T. Davies as lead writer and executive producer when production of its fifth series began in 2009. He co-wrote “The Adventures of Tintin” for director Steven Spielberg, a project he left for his new senior role on “Doctor Who.” With Mark Gatiss he created “Sherlock,” a modern day adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.
Many of the programs upon which he has worked have won awards, including BAFTAs and Hugo Awards for some of his episodes of Doctor Who. In 2012, he was awarded the BAFTA Special Award.