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Barrie Keeffe

We are sad to announce that Barrie Keeffe has died at the age of 74.

A self-confessed political writer, he was best known for his early theatre work at the Soho Poly and the Theatre Royal Stratford East. His plays include SUS, GIMME SHELTER and BARBARIANS. He was also principally known as the writer of the original screenplay THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, acknowledged to have been ‘the’ classic UK gangster film, which starred Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.

He was married first to the novelist and theatre producer Verity Bargate, and  was guardian of her two sons Sam and Tom and latterly married to the film and television producer Jacky Stoller.