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.
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
[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.