Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne (born 6 December 1978) is an English screenwriter and playwright. Born in Bristol, England, he has written for radio, theatre and film. Thorne began his TV career writing on ''Shameless'' and ''Skins'', before writing ''Cast Offs'' in 2009. He has since created the shows ''Glue'', ''The Last Panthers'', and ''Kiri''. He has won five BAFTA awards: Best Mini-Series for ''This is England ’88'', Best Drama Series for ''The Fades'', Best Single for ''Don’t Take My Baby'', Best Serial for ''This is England ’90'' and Best Original Series for ''National Treasure'' (starring Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough).

Thorne’s feature film credits include ''The Scouting Book for Boys'', ''War Book'', ''A Long Way Down'', and ''Wonder'' (starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson). Thorne is also a prolific playwright having written the critically acclaimed ''The Solid Life of Sugar Water'', ''Hope'', and adaptations of ''Let The Right One In'', ''Woyzeck'' (starring John Boyega) and ''A Christmas Carol'' (starring Rhys Ifans). 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 Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2017 and the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play. Provided by Wikipedia
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