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Rhidian Brook

Writer

Agent

Bethan Evans

Rhidian Brook is an award-winning writer of fiction. His first novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, won several prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award and was made into a film (2001) starring Jonathan Pryce. His third novel, The Aftermath, was an international bestseller, translated into twenty-five languages. It has been made into a film (2019) starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.  His latest novel – The Killing of Butterfly Joe – a dazzling tale of friendship and experience – is also being developed for the screen.

Rhidian has also written for television and the screen. His first commission for TV starred Timothy Spall in Mr Harvey Lights A Candle (2005). He was a writer on two seasons of the hit BBC series Silent Witness.  His first film commission was for Africa United (2011). He also wrote the original screenplay for The Aftermath – his third novel. He is currently adapting The Killing of Butterfly Joe for the screen.

Rhidian is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’.

He once had a job selling butterflies in glass cases.

 

Film

THE AFTERMATH  (Scott Free/BBC) Current 
Screenplay

AFRICA UNITED (Footprint Films/Pathe/BBC Films) 2010
Winner – Best Children’s Film – Stockholm Film Festival
Nominated – Douglas Hickox Award – British Independent Film Awards
Nominated – Best Feature – Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival

Television

THE DEAD MAN’S GUIDE TO LONDON (BBC) Current

Treatment and 1 x 60′ pilot for an Original Series

ATLANTIS (BBC) 2011
1 x 90′

SILENT WITNESS (BBC) 2005-2006
4 x 60′ episodes

MR. HARVEY LIGHTS A CANDLE (BBC) 2005
1 x 90’film

Call Bethan to discuss Rhidian or other Writers

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