She is best known for creating the Prime Suspect television series. April 2008 Lynda La Plante started her career as an actress, then became an author and screenwriter, creating the much acclaimed Prime Suspect series. She founded La Plante Productions to maintain control of her work and to have a say in the choice of directors and cast.
BLOOD LINE by Lynda La Plante Quickview. Acclaimed writer Lynda La Plante has tweeted that she is "thrilled" to receive an award for Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction. La Plante started out as a scriptwriter for ITV and won her breakthrough with the crime drama Widows.