Jim Cartwright

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Jim Cartwright
Born (1958-06-27) 27 June 1958 (age 56)
Farnworth, Lancashire, England
Occupation Playwright, actor
Nationality United Kingdom
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Debut works Road (1986)

Jim Cartwright (born 27 June 1958) is an Internationally acclaimed English dramatist, born in Farnworth, Lancashire, England. Cartwright's first play, Road, won a number of awards before being adapted for TV and broadcast by the BBC.[1] His work has been translated into over 35 languages.

His Bed was performed at the Royal National Theatre and directed by Julia Bardsley.[2] His novel Supermarket Supermodel, was published in 2008.

Plays[edit]

  • 1986 Road - Royal Court Theatre, London. Winner of: George Devine Award; Plays and Players Award; Drama Magazine Award; Samuel Beckett Award.
  • 1988 Bed - National Theatre.
  • 1989 Two- Octagon. Young Vic Theatre. Winner of: Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best New Play.
  • 1990 Baths"- Octagon
  • 1991 Eight Miles High- Octagon * 1994 & 1995 Bristol Theatre Royal Nominated for Theatre Management Association Best Musical Award.
  • 1992 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Winner of: Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year; Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy
  • 1996 I Licked A Slag's Deodorant' - The Ambassadors Theatre, West end.
  • 1999 Prize Night - Royal Exchange Theatre.
  • 2000 Hard Fruit - Royal Court Theatre, London.
  • 2012 "A Christmas Fair" - Milton Rooms
  • 2014 'Mobile Phone show" - National Theatre

Films[edit]

  • Road (1987) Winner of Golden Nymph Award
  • Little Voice (1998) Nominated for 19 awards
  • Bed (1995) BBC
  • Vroom (1988) Chosen as Centre Piece at the London Film Festival
  • Strumpet BBC
  • Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001) BBC
  • Johnny Shakespeare (2008) BBC 1. Winner of two Royal television Society awards. [3]
  • King of The Teds (2012) Sky Tv.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Cartwright". contemporarywriters.com. British Council. 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hewison, Robert Good show business; Drama The Times 24 May 1992
  3. ^ Thomason, Carmel (15 October 2008). "Questions for Jim Cartwright". citylife.co.uk (Manchester: MEN media). Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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