David Magee

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David Magee (born 1962) is an American screenwriter who was nominated for a 2004 Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Finding Neverland. Along with Simon Beaufoy, he wrote the screenplay for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams, which was released in 2008.

His 2012 screen adaptation of the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel earned him a Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

He is currently writing the screenplay for the Disney musical Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The film will star Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and is scheduled for release in December 2018.[1]

Magee is also the screenwriter for the next Chronicles Of Narnia film, The Silver Chair, which is being produced by the Mark Gordon Company and released by TriStar films.[2]


Year Title Credited as
2004 Finding Neverland Yes
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Yes
2012 Life of Pi Yes
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Yes
TBA The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Yes


  1. ^ ""Mary Poppins Returns" Sequel Announced for December 2018 - The Walt Disney Company". The Walt Disney Company. 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  2. ^ "New 'Chronicles of Narnia' Movie Planned by TriStar, Mark Gordon". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 

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