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.
THE AFTERMATH (Scott Free/BBC) Current
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
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