Trevor Griffiths

Writer, Teacher, Editor
A stage and screen writer with an unabashed socialist ideology, Trevor Griffiths is best known as co-writer of "Reds," the 1981 feature film based on the lives of John Reed and Louise Bryant directed by Warren Beatty ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1935 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (4)

Fatherland 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Place on Earth 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Writer

Country 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cherry Orchard (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

A stage and screen writer with an unabashed socialist ideology, Trevor Griffiths is best known as co-writer of "Reds," the 1981 feature film based on the lives of John Reed and Louise Bryant directed by Warren Beatty. Griffiths actually sparred with Beatty on the final draft, when Beatty decided that the story should focus on the romance of Reed and Bryant as much as on Reed's American in Soviet Russia angle. Despite their differences, the pair shared an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Relationships

Daughter
has two

Son

Ernest Griffiths

Father

Ann Griffiths

Mother

Janice Stansfield

Wife
married in 1960 until her death in 1977

EDUCATION

Manchester University

Manchester 1955

Milestones

1986

Scripted "Fatherland", directed by Kenneth Loach

1985

Wrote TV series "The Last Place on Earth"

1981

"Reds", with script co-written and directed by Warren Beatty, released; earned Oscar nomination

1981

Adapted D H Lawrence's novel "Sons and Lovers" as a BBC miniseries

1976

Broadway debut, "Comedians"

1976

Wrote TV series "Bill Brand" for Thames

1976

Began writing the screenplay for "Reds" with Warren Beatty

1975

Breakthrough stage play, "Comedians"; transferred to Broadway in 1976

1968

Wrote first radio play, "The Big House"

1968

Had first play, "The Wages of Thin", produced

1955

Served in British army

Worked as teacher

Was education officer for the BBC

Bonus Trivia

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Griffiths has been involved in writing a biopic of Maude Gonne since 1995.

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