- Screenwriter, Playwright
Jack Thorne FRSL (born 6 December 1978) is an English screenwriter and playwright.
Thorne began his TV career writing on Shameless and Skins, before writing Cast Offs in 2009. He has since created the TV shows Glue, The Last Panthers, Kiri, and The Accident. He is also the writer of the television adaptation of His Dark Materials. He has won five BAFTA awards: Best Mini-Series for This Is England '88, Best Drama Series for The Fades, Best Single Drama for Don't Take My Baby, Best Serial for This Is England '90, and Best Original Series for National Treasure.
Thorne's film credits include The Scouting Book for Boys, War Book, A Long Way Down, Wonder, and The Aeronauts. He is also a prolific playwright, having written the critically acclaimed The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Hope, the end of history, and adaptations of Let the Right One In at the Royal Court, and Woyzeck and A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. He also wrote the stage play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child based on an original story by Thorne, J. K. Rowling, and John Tiffany, which won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play.
In August 2021, Thorne gave the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival and used the prestigious platform of the speech to discuss the issue of the television industry's failings in the treatment and representation of the disabled community.
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