|Born||18 January 1961|
|Died||22 September 2010 (aged 49)|
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. In 2012, she posthumously won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay along with her husband.
O'Connor was married to the writer Peter Straughan with whom she had a daughter, Connie.
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