|Born||1968 (age 52–53)|
Peter Straughan (born 1968) is a British playwright, screenwriter and author, based in the north-east of England. He was writer-in-residence at Newcastle's Live Theatre Company. Whilst there, Live staged his plays, Bones and Noir. Both of these plays have displayed Straughan's talent for writing dark, twisted and witty stories.
His first ambition was to be a professional musician and he achieved this while playing bass guitar with Newcastle-based band "The Honest Johns". He spent four years touring and recording with the band through the late 1980s and into the early 1990s before leaving to take up full-time education at Newcastle University. While Peter was a student he was also a member of the band Cactusman. Peter wrote the song "Killer", which appeared on the CD album North of London, a collection of music by North East bands released through Newcastle Arts.
Straughan co-wrote the 2006 feature film, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution and adapted Toby Young's memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People . He is the writer of the 2009 film, The Men Who Stare at Goats , and co-writer of the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay, a screenplay he wrote in collaboration with his late wife Bridget O'Connor. O'Connor died of cancer, aged 49, in 2010, before the film was released. They were awarded a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.
He adapted Wolf Hall for television.Series 2 of Wolf Hall was confirmed to be in production on 27 May 2019.
|2007||Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution||Screenplay|
|2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Screenplay|
|2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||Screenplay|
|2011||Gee Gee||Director/Screenplay||Short film|
|Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Screenplay|| BAFTA Award for Best British Film |
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
British Film Bloggers Circle Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay
International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay
Italy Screenplay Award for Best International Adapted Screenplay
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Attenborough Regional Film Awards for Best Screenplay
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated – Association of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – USC Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
|2015||Our Brand Is Crisis||Screenplay|
|2014||Playhouse Presents||Director/Screenplay||Episode: "Nosferatu in Love"|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special|
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The 10th San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards, honoring the best in film for 2011, were given on 11 December 2011.
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