Bridget O'Connor

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Bridget O'Connor
Born (1961-01-18)18 January 1961
Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Died 22 September 2010(2010-09-22) (aged 49)
Hove, East Sussex, England, UK
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Peter Straughan

Bridget O'Connor (18 January 1961 – 22 September 2010) was a BAFTA-winning author, playwright and screenwriter. She may be best known for the play The Flags, and her posthumously Oscar-nominated adaptation, with her husband, Peter Straughan, of the book Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for the film of the same name. She died in 2010, aged 49, from cancer.[1] In 2012, she posthumously won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay along with her husband.

Early life[edit]

O'Connor was born to Irish parents, Bridie and Jim O'Connor, in Harrow, Middlesex, the second of five children. She attended Lancaster University, where she read English.

Personal life[edit]

O'Connor was married to the writer Peter Straughan with whom she had a daughter, Connie.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[2]
Year Film Other notes
2006 Sixty Six (Screenplay) co-written with Peter Straughan
2007 Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution co-written with Peter Straughan
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Screenplay) Released posthumously, co-written with Peter Straughan. A dedication to O'Connor is made in the final credits.
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best British Film
British Film Bloggers Circle Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay
International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Attenborough Regional Film Awards for Best Screenplay
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Silver Lenas Awards 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 - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated - Las Vegas Film Critics Society 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kass, Michelle (18 October 2010). "Bridget O'Connor Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bridget O'Connor". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-09-30.