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Peter Julian Robin Morgan, CBE (born 10 April 1963) is a British film writer and playwright. Morgan is best known for writing the historical films and plays The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United, and Rush. He is the creator of Netflix's drama series The Crown. In 2008, Morgan was ranked number 28 in The Telegraph's list of "The 100 most powerful people in British culture".[1] In February 2017, he was awarded a British Film Institute Fellowship
British Film Institute Fellowship
(BFI).[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 List of works

4.1 Television 4.2 Theatre 4.3 Film

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Morgan was born in Wimbledon, London. His mother, Inga (née Bojcek), was a Catholic Pole who fled the Soviets, and his father, Arthur Morgenthau, was a German Jew who fled the Nazis, arriving in London
London
in 1933.[3][4] His father died when Morgan was nine years old.[5] Morgan attended boarding school at Downside School, Somerset, and gained a degree in Fine Art from the University of Leeds. Career[edit] Morgan wrote television scripts during the 1990s, including an episode of Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall
Presents... and the Comedy Premiere The Chest. He wrote the screenplay to the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998) and had some success with the TV series The Jury (2002). In 2003, Morgan broke through with The Deal, a television drama about the power-sharing deal between Tony Blair
Tony Blair
and Gordon Brown that was struck in the Granita restaurant in London
London
in 1994. In 2006, Morgan received his Academy Award-nomination for The Deal's follow-up, The Queen, that showed how the death of Princess Diana impacted Prime Minister Tony Blair
Tony Blair
and the Royal Family. His work on the film eventually awarded him a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
from the Hollywood Foreign Press, and Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
won numerous awards for playing the title role. 2006 also saw the release of The Last King of Scotland, the screenplay of which Morgan adapted with Jeremy Brock. In 2007 they jointly won a BAFTA Film Award for their work on the film. Also in 2006, Morgan's first play, Frost/Nixon, was staged at the Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse
theatre in London. Starring Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
as David Frost and Frank Langella
Frank Langella
as Richard Nixon, the play concerns the series of televised interviews that the disgraced former president granted Frost in 1977. These ended with his tacit admission of guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal. The play was directed by Michael Grandage and opened to enthusiastic reviews. In May 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honoured Morgan with the year's Kanbar Award for Excellence in Screenwriting. In July 2009, filming began on The Special
Special
Relationship, the third film of Morgan's "Blair trilogy". The film focuses on Blair's (again played by Michael Sheen) relationship with US president Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2000. Morgan was originally scheduled to direct the film (making his directorial debut) but pulled out a month before filming began. He was replaced by Richard Loncraine.[6] Morgan was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the film. In 2008 Morgan adapted John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
into a screenplay for Working Title Films.[7] He has since finished the script for Hereafter, a supernatural thriller "in the vein of The Sixth Sense". DreamWorks
DreamWorks
bought the screenplay on spec in March 2008.[8] The development was later transferred to Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and filming began in October 2009 under the direction of Clint Eastwood. In 2008 the film Frost/Nixon, with Sheen and Langella playing the parts they had on stage, opened in the UK and the US to positive reviews. Morgan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on the film. In June 2009, it was announced that he would be the co-writer of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film.[9] The Daily Telegraph's Mandrake diary reported in April 2010 that Morgan had quit the production after Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
was hired to direct, and that Patrick Marber would replace him. MGM dismissed the Telegraph's claims as speculation.[10] In 2010, Morgan started writing the screenplay for an upcoming biopic about rock musician Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist, and songwriter, for the rock band Queen.[11] Morgan is the creator and writer of Netflix's drama series The Crown – a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season premiered on 4 November 2016. Personal life[edit] Morgan married Anna Carolina Schwarzenberg, daughter of Czech politician and nobleman Karel Schwarzenberg, civilly in London
London
on 28 July 1997 and religiously at Murau
Murau
on 6 September 1997. They have five children. They lived in Battersea, South London
London
until the winter of 2006, when the family moved to Vienna.[12] They separated in 2014 and he resides in London. Morgan has been in a relationship with actress Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
since 2016.[13][14] Morgan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours
2016 New Year Honours
for services to drama.[15] In February 2017, he was awarded a British Film Institute
British Film Institute
Fellowship (BFI).[2] List of works[edit]

Television[edit]

Shalom Joan Collins (1989) (co-writer) Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall
Presents… (1993) (episode: "Mickey Love") Comedy Premieres: The Chest (1997) Metropolis (2000) The Jury (2002) The Deal (2003) Henry VIII (2003) Colditz (2005) Longford (2006) The Special
Special
Relationship (2010) The Jury II (2011) The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014) The Crown (2016–present)

Theatre[edit]

Pax Britannica (1986) (co-writer) Frost/Nixon (2006) The Audience (2013)

Film[edit]

Dear Rosie (1990) (short; co-writer) King Ralph
King Ralph
(1991) (rewrites) The Silent Touch (1992) (co-writer) Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
(1998) The Queen (2006) The Last King of Scotland (2006) (co-writer) The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Frost/Nixon (2008) The Damned United
The Damned United
(2009) State of Play (2009) (rewrites) Hereafter (2010) 360 (2011) Rush (2013)

References[edit]

^ "The 100 most powerful people in British culture". Daily Telegraph. 11 November 2016.  ^ a b "The Crown writer Peter Morgan CBE to be awarded BFI Fellowship". British Film Institute. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.  ^ "The Impersonator.(Peter Morgan) - HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared".  ^ Pacheco, Patrick (22 April 2007). "No sides, no prisoners". Los Angeles Times.  ^ Hanks, Robert (24 February 2007) "Peter Morgan: Drama king", The Independent. Retrieved on 14 January 2009. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (23 June 2009). " Peter Morgan leaves 'Relationship'". The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
(Nielsen Business Media). ^ Martin, Francesca (4 June 2008). "Tinker, tailor, soldier, film star". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-06-04.  ^ Siegel, Tatiana (13 November 2008). "Eastwood, Spielberg talking thriller". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 18 November 2008.  ^ The Queen writer to pen new Bond, BBC News, 13 June 2009 ^ Eden, Richard (10 April 2010). " Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
in James Bond mystery". The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
(Telegraph Media Group). ^ "Writer Announced for Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
Biopic". Rolling Stone. 12 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.  ^ " Peter Morgan Biography". IMDB.  ^ Heyman, Marshall (24 October 2016). "A Crowning Achievement". The Wall Street Journal (subscription required). Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ "Londoner's Diary: Goodbye to a likely lad and a lovely man". London Evening Standard. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ "No. 61450". The London
London
Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N9. 

External links[edit]

Peter Morgan on IMDb
IMDb
Peter Morgan: Screenwriting Lecture part of the BAFTA Screenwriters on Screenwriting series. Profile in The Observer, September 2006.

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Works by Peter Morgan

Television

The Jury (2002, 2011) The Deal (2003) Henry VIII (2003) Colditz (2005) Longford (2006) The Special
Special
Relationship (2010) The Crown (2016–)

Film

Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
(1998) The Last King of Scotland (2006) The Queen (2006) The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Frost/Nixon (2008) The Damned United
The Damned United
(2009) Hereafter (2010) 360 (2011) Rush (2013)

Shorts

Dear Rosie (1990)

Theatre

Frost/Nixon (2006) The Audience (2013)

Awards for Peter Morgan

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BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1983) Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson
(1984) Richard Condon and Janet Roach (1985) Kurt Luedtke (1986) Claude Berri
Claude Berri
and Gérard Brach (1987) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
and Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1988) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1989) Nicholas Pileggi
Nicholas Pileggi
and Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle
and Ian La Frenais (1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
(1994) John Hodge (1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
and Craig Pearce
Craig Pearce
(1997) Elaine May
Elaine May
(1998) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S. H. Schulman and Joe Stillman (2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
and Donald Kaufman (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) Jeremy Brock and Peter Morgan (2006) Ronald Harwood (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan (2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
and Jeff Pope
Jeff Pope
(2013) Anthony McCarten (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Luke Davies
Luke Davies
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Screenplay

Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) Stirling Silliphant (1968) Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove (1969) Erich Segal
Erich Segal
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) John Briley (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Robert Bolt (1986) Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe and Enzon Ungari (1987) Naomi Foner (1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
and Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year

Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1980) Colin Welland (1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1983) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1984) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1987) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1988) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2000) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2001) Andrew Bovell (2002) John Collee
John Collee
and Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

1967–2000

David Newman and Robert Benton (1967) John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
(1968) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1972) George Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck (1973) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner
and John Berger
John Berger
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) John Guare
John Guare
(1981) Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Bruce Jay Friedman (1984) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1985) Hanif Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) David Webb Peoples (1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Amy Heckerling (1995) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Doug Wright (2000) Robert Festinger and Todd Field
Todd Field
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
and Donald Kaufman (2002) Brian Helgeland (2003) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
(2004) Robin Swicord (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(2007) Peter Morgan (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) David Magee (2012) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
and Jeff Pope
Jeff Pope
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2016) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay

John Sayles
John Sayles
(1996) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Gary Ross (1998) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Milo Addica and Will Rokos (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) James L. White (2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
and Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Tom Mccarthy (2008) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2009) David Seidler (2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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