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Peter Flannery

About Peter Flannery

Peter is an acclaimed screenwriter and playwright.

He was writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1979-1980 and remains an Associate Artist there. His plays at the RSC include Singer, which originally starred Sir Antony Sher, and won the Time Out Best Play Award in 1989 and was nominated for Best New Play at the Oliviers. It was revived by the Oxford Stage Company in 2004, starring Ron Cook. Our Friends in the North, starring Jim Broadbent and Roger Allam won the 1982 John Whiting Award and was nominated for the Olivier Award for best play. Savage Amusement, which had won the Best Play Award at the National Student Drama Festival 1978, starred David Threlfall and Lesley Manville. Other theatre includes The Bodies, adapted from Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin for Live Theatre, Newcastle, in 2005, starring Jill Halfpenny, and Burnt by the Sun, adapted from the screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov, at the National Theatre in 2009, starring Ciaran Hinds and Rory Kinnear and directed by Howard Davies.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE MEMORY WARS
    • Company Television for Sky Atlantic
    • Writer, TV drama
    • THE FAR SIDE
    • Big Light for BBC
    • Writer, Feature

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY
    • Company Television for BBC1
    • Writer
    • ZONE 22
    • Company Television/ BBC (Unproduced)
    • Writer
    • THE DEVIL'S WHORE
    • Company Television / C4
    • Writer
      Winner: South Bank Show Award for Best TV Drama 2008
      Winner: RTS Best Drama Serial Award
      Winner: RTS Best Drama Writer Award
      Nomination: BAFTA Best Drama Serial
      Nomination: WGGB Award for Best Short-Form Drama 2009
      Nomination: Broadcast Award for Best Drama Series
    • POIROT: THE THIRD GIRL
    • Mammoth TV for ITV
    • Writer
    • ROSE AND MALONEY I & II
    • Company Television/ITV1
    • Writer
    • JAMES MIRANDA BARRY
    • Company TV /C4
    • Writer, Adaptation from the novel by Patricia Duncker, Unproduced
    • THE MAPMAKER’S DREAM
    • Carlton TV (Unproduced)
    • Writer
    • OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORT
    • BBC 2
    • Writer, serial based on the stageplay
      Winner: Writer’s Guild Award for Best Original Drama Serial 1996
      Winner: Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Writer of the Year 1996
      Winner: BAFTA Best Drama Serial 1996
      Winner: BAFTA Dennis Potter Award 1996
      Winner: RTS Writer of the Year 1996
    • SHOOT THE REVOLUTION
    • BBC 2
    • Writer, Original drama
    • BLIND JUSTICE
    • BBC 2
    • Writer, Winner: RTS Award for Best Series 1989 Winner: Samuel Beckett Award 1989 Nominated: BAFTA for Best Drama Series 1989

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE FAR SIDE
    • Big Light for BBC (Unproduced)
    • Writer
    • ACROSS THE RIVER INTO THE TREES
    • Tribune Pictures
    • Writer, Feature film based on the novel by Ernest Hemmingway
    • THE MIGHTY WALTZER
    • Swag Pictures for Pathé Pictures (Unproduced)
    • Writer, Feature adapted from the novel by Howard Jacobson
    • THE ONE AND ONLY
    • Assassin Films Ltd/ Pathé Pictures
    • Writer
    • IN SEARCH OF THE ASSASSIN
    • Assassin Films Ltd (Unproduced)
    • Writer
    • FUNNY BONES
    • Hollywood Pictures
    • Written with director Peter Chelsom

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BBC Radio 4
    • Writer, adapted for Radio in 10 episodes
    • Sparklab for BBC Radio 4
    • Writer, adapted from the novel by Dorothy Baker
    • Sparklab for BBC Radio 4
    • Writer
    • Writer, adapted from the novel by Robert Pirsig