Peter Morgan

Screenwriter
After nearly two decades paying his dues by writing industrial videos and TV projects, Briton Peter Morgan emerged as the "it" screenwriter of 2006, thanks to the royal successes of two critically acclaimed films, "The ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1963 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (14)

Solace 2014 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Rush 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

360 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hereafter 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Damned United 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

(from play: "Frost/Nixon") (Source Material)

The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Queen 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love From Colditz 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Writer

The Very Thought of You 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Silent Touch 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Henry VIII (TV Show)

Writer

The Jury (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (11)

Rush 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

360 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hereafter 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Damned United 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Deal 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

The Jury 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Longford (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Jury (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Special Relationship (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

After nearly two decades paying his dues by writing industrial videos and TV projects, Briton Peter Morgan emerged as the "it" screenwriter of 2006, thanks to the royal successes of two critically acclaimed films, "The Queen" and "Last King of Scotland. " This celebrated storyteller gave the historical drama genre a much-needed shot in the arm with his apolitical approach to portraying public figures as real human beings involved in interesting and complex relationships - characterizations he p tically supported with both fact and fiction. Morgan was also applauded for breaking with the long British tradition of merely satirizing high-profile figures with a nervous laugh (as in the grotesque caricatures of the "Spitting Image" puppets); instead delving into the inner lives in a way that was compelling and completely entertaining to critics and audiences alike. As the 2006 awards nominations began to roll in, it became clear that Morgan was on his way to becoming a member of a very small club - screenwriters who movie audiences asked for by name.

Relationships

Arthur Morgenthau

Father
German Jew who fled the Nazis died of a heart attack when Morgan was nine

Inga Morgenthau

Mother
Polish Catholic who fled the Soviets

Lila Schwarzenberg

Wife
Austrian

EDUCATION

University of Leeds

Leeds

Milestones

2010

Wrote the HBO drama "The Special Relationship"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

2010

Wrote the screenplay for "Hereafter," a film which tells three parallel stories about three people affected by death in different ways; directed by Clint Eastwood

2008

Wrote the screenplay adaptation of Philippa Gregory's novel, "The Other Boleyn Girl" starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson

2008

Adapted his play "Frost/Nixon" into a feature film, which was directed by Ron Howard; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay

2006

With Jeremy Brook, adapted Giles Foden's award-winning debut novel "The Last King of Scotland"

2006

Penned first play "Frost/Nixon" about David Frost's 1977 television interviews with former United States President Richard Nixon; earned a Tony nomination for Best Play

2006

Penned "The Queen" a film starring Helen Mirren that showed the impact of the death of Princess Diana on the British royal family; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay

2004

Penned the PBS movie "Henry VIII" starring Ray Winstone and Helena Bonham Carter

2003

Wrote "The Deal" a television drama about the power-sharing deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

2002

Wrote "The Jury" a British miniseries starring Gerard Butler and Derek Jacobi

2000

Wrote the British dramedy series "Metropolis"

1988

Co-wrote with Wadlow an input on the script of John Schlesinger's movie "Madame Sousatzka"

With fellow student Mark Wadlow, co-wrote the play "Gross," based on Wadlow's summer job at a call centre; premiered it at the Edinburgh Festival

Became involved in student theatre, while attending Leeds University

Bonus Trivia

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"I have a really well-developed muscle of insurgency in regards to good manners," he says with a puckish smile. "I have this irresistible urge to misbehave. If there's too much gentility around, I want to get a mallet out." - Morgan to the Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2007

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