John Hodge

Screenwriter, Actor, Physician
A practicing physician in Britain, the Scottish-born John Hodge began a second career as a well-regarded screenwriter in the 1990s. He has also forged a working relationship with director Danny Boyle and actor Ewan ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1963 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Writer (9)

The Program 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sweeney 2013 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Trance 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Beach 2000 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Alien Love Triangle 1998 (Movie)

("Alien Love Triangle") (Screenplay)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Final Curtain (TV Show)

Screenplay
Actor (1)

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

Biography

A practicing physician in Britain, the Scottish-born John Hodge began a second career as a well-regarded screenwriter in the 1990s. He has also forged a working relationship with director Danny Boyle and actor Ewan McGregor. His first produced script, "Shallow Grave" (1994), was an original thriller centering on three Scottish roommates who take in a border who dies. The trio then discover a suitcase full of money and their greed and dark sides surface, revealing the superficial nature of privilege and breeding when money is involved. A critical success, the feature also marked Hodge's debut as an actor in the small role of a detective constable.

Relationships

Lucy Hodge

Wife
Married March 29, 1997

Grace Hodge Executive

Sister
Introduced brother to producer Andrew Macdonald; served as head of development with Macdonald's DNA Films

EDUCATION

University of Edinburgh

1982 - 1987

Milestones

2013

Re-teamed with director Danny Boyle as co-writer (with Joe Ahearne) drama-thriller "Trance"

2012

Co-wrote "The Sweeney" with director Nick Love

2007

Wrote screenplay for fantasy drama "The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising"

2002

Scripted short film "Alien Love Triangle"

2001

Penned "The Final Curtain," directed by Patrick Harkins

2000

Adapted Alex Garland's novel "The Beach," directed by Boyle and produced by Macdonald; McGregor originally expected to star but due to other commitments, lead role given to Leonardo DiCaprio

1997

Third screen collaboration with Boyle and McGregor, romantic comedy "A Life Less Ordinary"

1996

Wrote screen adaptation of Irvin Welsh novel "Trainspotting," also directed by Boyle and featuring McGregor; made cameo as a security officer

1994

Wrote first feature film "Shallow Grave," directed by Danny Boyle, produced by Andrew Macdonald, and featuring Ewan McGregor; also made acting debut with minor role

1993

Moved to London; continued working as physician

1991

Met Andrew Macdonald at Edinburgh Film Festival

1987

Worked as physician at Scottish hospitals

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