Jeremy Brock

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Jeremy Brock
Born 1959 (age 58–59)
Malvern, England
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, Playwright
Years active 1990–present

Jeremy Brock MBE (born 1959) is a British writer and director whose works include the screenplays Mrs Brown, Driving Lessons, The Last King of Scotland, Charlotte Gray, and The Eagle. Brock has also written two plays for the Hampstead downstairs theatre.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Malvern, Worcestershire. He has an older brother (born 1952) and sister (born 1954), and two younger brothers.

He studied drama at the University of Bristol, where he met Paul Unwin in 1979.[1]

Career[edit]

His awards include the Evening Standard award for Mrs Brown. Driving Lessons was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.[2] In 2007, he received the BAFTA award for best adapted screenplay for The Last King of Scotland, co-written with Peter Morgan.

Casualty[edit]

He is the co-creator of Casualty with Paul Unwin. They created Casualty as what they saw as a Thatcherite attack on our National Health Service, and that in 1985, it felt like all that good work was about to be dismantled. Both Unwin and Brock had a shared love of M*A*S*H. The A&E department that they created was to be their frontline in the battle for the soul of the NHS. They wanted to create something less cosy than the 1970s Angels. Much of their knowledge came from Peter Salt of Bristol Royal Infirmary. The first series owed much to the Welsh producer Geraint Morris.

Filmography[edit]

Brock who is recently divorced has four children and now lives with his new partner and her children in crouch end. He is a devoted father who believes that you're only ever as happy as your happiest child.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC blog
  2. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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