Jack Thorne (writer)
6 December 1978 |
Bristol, England, UK
|Notable award(s)||2009 Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival, Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Drama 2010, Fringe First Winner 2010, Royal Television Society Best Writer (Drama) 2011 (with Shane Meadows), Bafta Award for best drama series (The Fades) 2012, Bafta TV Award for best drama serial (This is England 88) 2012|
Jack Thorne (born 6 December 1978) is a BAFTA Award-winning English screenwriter and playwright. Born in Bristol, England, he has written for radio, theatre and film, most notably on the TV shows Skins, Cast-offs, This Is England '86, This Is England '88, The Fades and the feature film The Scouting Book for Boys. He currently lives in Luton.
Thorne's plays for stage include When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre, 2005 ), Fanny and Faggot (Finborough Theatre and tour 2007), Stacy (Arcola Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, 2007), Burying Your Brother In The Pavement (Royal National Theatre Connections Festival 2008 ), 2 May 1997 (Bush Theatre 2009) and Bunny (Underbelly and tour 2010) which won a Fringe First at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. He also collaborated on Greenland (2011) with Moira Buffini, Penelope Skinner and Matt Charman at the National Theatre. His plays are published by Nick Hern Books.
In 2011 he participated in the Bush Theatre's project Sixty Six Books, for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible. In 2012 his version of Friedrich Duerrenmatt's The Physicists was staged at the Donmar Warehouse.
Thorne has written for the TV shows Skins and Shameless. He co-created Cast-offs (nominated Royal Television Society Best Drama series 2010 ), and has co-written This Is England '86 and This Is England '88 with Shane Meadows. In August 2010 BBC Three announced Thorne would be writing a 60 minute, six episode supernatural drama for the channel called Touch, later retitled The Fades. In 2012 he won Bafta awards for both drama series (The Fades) and serial (This Is England '88).
Thorne has written four plays for radio; an adaptation of When You Cure Me (BBC Radio 3, 2006 ), Left At the Angel (BBC Radio 4, 2007 ), an adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (co-written with Alex Bulmer, BBC Radio 4, 2009) and People Snogging In Public Places (BBC Radio 3, 2009). The latter won him the Sony Radio Academy Awards Gold for Best Drama 2010. The judges described it "as a wonderfully written and performed, highly original piece of radio drama in which the production perfectly mirrored the subject. Painful and funny, it was a bold exciting listen." 
Thorne's first film The Scouting Book For Boys was released in 2009, it won him Best Newcomer at the London Film Festival. The jury said, “Jack Thorne is a poetic writer with an end-of-the-world imagination and a real gift for story-telling.”
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- "Bush Theatre". Bush Theatre. 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "what's on 2011 - Bunny by Jack Thorne". nabokov-online. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Final Fringe Firsts for Primadoona, Lidless, Bunny - - News". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Authors". Nick Hern Books. 1997-05-02. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
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- "Radio 4 Programmes - Afternoon Play, Looking for Angels, Looking for Angels: Left at the Angel". BBC. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Radio 4 Programmes - Classic Serial, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Radio 3 Programmes - The Wire, People Snogging in Public Places". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
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- "The Writers' Guild of Great Britain blog: Sony Gold for Jack Thorne". Writersguild.blogspot.com. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "The Scouting Book For Boys". The Scouting Book For Boys. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Comic Relief | 54th BFI London Film Festival". Bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "UK Film Council - News". Film-council.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Jack Thorne at the Internet Movie Database
- Jack Thorne at the London Theatre Database
- Jack Thorne at The Playwrights Database
- Jack Thorne's entry at In Yer Face Theatre
- Jack Thorne at Casarotto Ramsay
- 'Are we there yet?' Jack Thorne on writing Cast-offs, Independent, 22 November 2009
- Jack Thorne on The Scouting Book For Boys, Film4.com, March 2010
- Interview with Skins Writer Jack Thorne, After Ellen.com, July 1, 2010
- Interview and Podcast with The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, writersguildofgreatbritain.co.uk, August 2010