John Hodge (screenwriter)

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John Hodge
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1994-present

John Hodge (born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an award winning British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play.[1] His films include Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), The Final Curtain (2002), and the short film Alien Love Triangle (2002).[2]

Life and career[edit]

Raised in Glasgow, Hodge comes from a family of doctors and carried on the tradition by studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Hodge started writing screenplays after meeting producer Andrew Macdonald at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1991. He moved to London and after writing Shallow Grave and gave up medicine to concentrate on writing.

His movies include Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), The Final Curtain (2002), and the short film Alien Love Triangle (2002). Most of his films are directed by Danny Boyle; Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, and A Life Less Ordinary all starred Ewan McGregor.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC
  2. ^ The New York Times

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