Douglas McGrath began his career as a writer for Saturday Night Live in what was incontestably the worst year in the shows history. He then co-wrote Bullets Over Broadway with Woody Allen for which they were nominated for an Academy Award. He also co-wrote and co-directed Company Man with Peter Askin, for which they were nominated for nothing.
McGrath made his directorial debut with his adaptation of Jane Austens Emma, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam, Ewan McGregor and Toni Collette, for which he was nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers Guild.
He then adapted and directed Charles Dickenss Nicholas Nickleby starring Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Nathan Lane, Barry Humphries, Tom Courtenay, Anne Hathaway and Alan Cumming. It was awarded the Best Ensemble Cast by the National Board of Review and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture.
McGrath has written numerous essays on the arts and politics for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Vanity Fair.
2006 INFAMOUS Writer/Director
2002 NICHOLAS NICKLEBY Writer/Director
2001 COMPANY MAN Co-writer/Co-Director
1996 EMMA Writer/Director
1994 BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Co-Writer
1993 BORN YESTERDAY Writer