Jeremy Brock is an award-winning screenwriter and the director of the autobiographical 2006 film "Driving Lessons. " At the age of 19, the young Brock started a platonic relationship with the great British actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft, assisting her with odd jobs, and the two eventually became friends. After a year, though, he drifted away, but their relationship became the bedrock for "Driving Lessons," starring Julie Walters as the actress and Rupert Grint as the Brock stand-in; the film received good notices on the film circuit. Brock is more known, however, for his work as a screenwriter and as the co-creator of the popular British medical drama "Casualty" and the police drama "Holby Blue." Frequently setting his scripts in the past, his best known work can be seen in the stately drama "Mrs. Brown," which contains career standout performances from Judi Dench and Billy Connolly, and in 2006's "The Last King of Scotland," for which star Forrest Whitaker won a much-deserved Oscar as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Brock also wrote the scripts for the World War II espionage thriller "Charlotte Gray" and the feature film version of "Brideshead Revisited." In 2011, he went farther back in time to adapt Rosemary Sutcliff's historical novel "The Eagle of the Ninth," set during the Roman conquest of Britain.