Ron Hutchinson (screenwriter)

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Ron Hutchinson (born near Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter, known for writing John Frankenheimer's Against the Wall, Robert M. Young's Slave of Dreams, John Frankenheimer's The Island of Dr. Moreau, Moonlight and Magnolias (play), and the 2004 miniseries Traffic.

Moonlight & Magnolias at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work. The Irish Play was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Ron Cook, Brenda Fricker, and P.G. Stephens in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.

Brought up and educated in Coventry, Hutchinson has written stage and radio plays as well as his screenwriting.[1]

He now lives in Los Angeles, California with his second wife and adopted daughter.

Selected filmography[edit]

Plays by Ron Hutchinson[2][edit]

  • Says I, Says He (1977)
  • Eejits (1978)
  • The Irish Play (1980)
  • Risky City (1981)
  • Into Europe (1981)
  • The Dillen (1983)
  • Rat In The Skull (1984)
  • Mary, After The Queen (1985)
  • Flight (1988)
  • Pygmies In The Ruins (1991)
  • Burning Issues 2000)
  • Lags (2001)
  • Beau Brummell (2001)
  • Head/Case (2004)
  • Moonlight and Magnolias (2004)
  • Topless Mum In Dead Hero Shocker!! (2007)
  • Durand's Line (2009)
  • Paisley & me (2012)
  • Dead On Her Feet (2012)

TV series[edit]

  • (1987)The Marksman (TV mini-series)
  • (1986) Unnatural Causes (TV series)

– Window, Sir? (1986) (writer)

  • (1985) Connie (TV series)
  • (1984) Bird of Prey 2 (TV series)

– Trapdoor and Spook (1984) (writer) – Ducks in a Row (1984) (writer) – A State-of-the-Art Way to Die (1984) (writer) – Death and Taxes (1984) (writer)

  • (1982) Bird of Prey (TV series)

– Printout Urgent (1982) (writer) – Process Priority (1982) (writer) – Mode Murder (1982) (writer) – Input Classified (1982) (writer)

  • (1980) Bull Week (TV mini-series)

– Saturday (1980) (writer) – Friday (1980) (writer) – Thursday (1980) (writer) – Wednesday (1980) (writer) – Tuesday (1980) (writer)

  • (1979) Premiere (TV series)

– Deasey (1979) (writer)

  • (1979) ITV Playhouse (TV series)

– The Winkler (1979) (writer)

  • (1979) Play for Today (TV series)

– The Last Window Cleaner (1979) (writer) – The Out of Town Boys (1979) (writer)

  • (1977) Second City Firsts (TV series)

– Twelve Off the Belt (1977) (writer)

TV movie[edit]

  • (2010) The Devil's Teardrop (TV movie) (adaptation)
  • (2007) Marco Polo (TV movie) (written by)
  • (2006) The Ten Commandments (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1995) Slave of Dreams (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1994) Fatherland (TV movie) (teleplay)
  • (1994) Against the Wall (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1991) Prisoner of Honor (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1989) Red King, White Knight (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1989) Perfect Witness (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1989) Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV movie) (written by)
  • (1989) Dead Man Out (TV movie) (teleplay)

Produced[edit]

  • The Devil's Teardrop (2010) (TV movie) (Executive producer)
  • Traffic (TV mini-series) (Executive producer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Lawley, 'HUTCHINSON, Ron', in K. A. Berney, ed., Contemporary British Dramatists, 1994
  2. ^ [1]

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