Morgan, Peter: Writer

Peter Morgan is a co-screenwriter of Kevin Macdonald's political thriller, The Last King of Scotland.

Writer Peter Morgan has recently been continuing his collaboration with director Stephen Frears on THE QUEEN starring Helen Mirren as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair. Previously they worked together on The Deal, the multi award-winning TV film for Channel 4. He has also recently adapted the best-selling novel The Other Boleyn Girl for producers Scott Rudin and Alison Owen, and is currently in pre-production on LONGFORD an HBO/C4 film co-production starring Jim Broadbent.

After writing several plays for the theatre at University, Morgan got his screenwriting break working with British director John Schlesinger on MADAME SOUSATZKA. After writing the television film Shalom Joan Collins, his 1990 short film DEAR ROSIE was directed by FULL MONTY director Peter Cattanneo and nominated for both an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Live Action Short.

Other work includes the award-winning television series Rik Mayall presents Micky Love, the popular British romantic comedy MARTHA, MEET FRANK, DANIEL AND LAURENCE starring Monica Potter and Joseph Fiennes, the International Emmy winning Henry VIII with Ray Winstone, and THE SILENT TOUCH for veteran Polish director Kryzstoff Zanussi, starring Max Von Sydow. Morgans new play, Frost/Nixon, directed by Michael Grandage, is currently running at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London.

Written in September 2006

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