Abi Morgan

A gifted and prolific British playwright and screenwriter, Abi Morgan did not develop an interest in writing until she was at university and that reportedly only came about after deciding that she lacked the talent to ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Writer (7)

Suffragette 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Invisible Woman 2013 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Shame 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Iron Lady 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brick Lane 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Birdsong (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Sex Traffic (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (2)

The Hour 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tsunami, The Aftermath 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A gifted and prolific British playwright and screenwriter, Abi Morgan did not develop an interest in writing until she was at university and that reportedly only came about after deciding that she lacked the talent to be an actress. Once she found her voice as a writer, Morgan authored several award-winning plays and would receive further acclaim for her television and film screenplays. In addition to her ability to consistently create intriguing, well drawn characters, she displayed particular insight when examining the challenges faced by young women from various backgrounds. Very adept at depicting race and cultural relations, and the human stories arising from them, Morgan was widely praised in her home country and came to the attention of American audiences via the awards buzz generated by her screenplays for "Shame" (2011) and "The Iron Lady" (2011), making Morgan one of the more revered up-and-coming screenwriters on either side of the pond.

Milestones

2011

Executive produced and wrote the Cold War-era drama series "The Hour" (BBC)

2011

Wrote the biographical drama "The Iron Lady," directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

2011

With director Steve McQueen, wrote the screenplay of "Shame"; starred Michael Fassbender as a sex addict and Carey Mulligan as his sister

2007

Co-wrote the drama feature "Brick Lane," about a Bangladeshi woman in an arranged marriage

2002

Nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright of 2001 for "Tender," performed at the Hampstead Theatre

2000

TV-movie writing debut, "My Fragile Heart" (ITV)

1999

Her play "Fast Food" premiered at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre

1998

TV writing debut, "Peak Practice" (ITV)

1998

Debuted her play "Skinned" at Southampton's Nuffied Theatre

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