Screenwriter Profile: Abi Morgan

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The Writer:

Abi Morgan has had some of the biggest dramatic hits of the last five years with her scripts for Shame, Suffragette, and The Iron Lady. These days, the British writer spends much of her time executive producing River, a UK drama that she created and has written every episode of. She got her start in TV, writing a number of small TV movies. Today, she’s one of the most powerful screenwriters in the business.

Credits:

River (TV Series) – 2015

Suffragette (written by) – 2015

The Invisible Woman (written by) – 2013

The Hour (TV Series) (written and created by) – 2011-2012

Birdsong (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay – 2 episodes) – 2012

The Iron Lady (screenplay) – 2011

Shame (written by) – 2011

Royal Wedding (TV Movie) (written by) – 2010

White Girl (TV Movie) – 2008

Brick Lane – 2007

Tsunami: The Aftermath (TV Movie) (written by) – 2006

Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (TV Series) (dramatised by – 3 episodes) – 2005

Sex Traffic (TV Movie) (written by) – 2004

Murder (TV Movie) – 2002

My Fragile Heart (TV Movie) – 2000

Peak Practice (TV Series) (writer – 2 episodes) – 1998

Quotes:

[on Margaret Thatcher] People are talking about how much they hated her. People are also talking about how much they hunger for a leader like that, and I find that interesting.

Most of screenplay writing is deciding which voices you want to listen to and take on board.

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