Jeremy Sheldon

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Jeremy Sheldon (born 1971) is a British screenwriter, author and lecturer.

Sheldon was educated at Eton College and at the University of East Anglia where he graduated with a degree in English Literature and Philosophy and an MA in Creative Writing.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He is the author of a collection of short stories, The Comfort Zone (2002),[3][4] and a novel, The Smiling Affair (2005),[5][6] both published by Jonathan Cape.

His film work began with rewrites to Best Laid Plans (2012), a British drama-thriller directed by BAFTA-winning director David Blair starring Stephen Graham, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and David O’Hara, followed by Montana (2014), a British urban action-thriller directed by Mo Ali.[7] He would subsequently write several further low budget British productions, such as the war drama Allies (2014), horror film Writers Retreat (2015), and heist comedy Golden Years (2016). He will be writing 88 the Second Summer of Love,[8] as well as John McTiernan's new film.[9]

Sheldon teaches creative writing at Imperial College and Birkbeck College in London and has taught on Singapore's Writng the City project.[10][11]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Comfort Zone (2002).
  • The Smiling Affair (2005).

Film Work[edit]

  • Best Laid Plans (2012) - writer, additional material.
  • Montana (2013) - writer.
  • Allies (2014) - writer.
  • Writers Retreat (2015) - writer.
  • Golden Years (2016) - writer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murugesan, Meera (25 February 2009), "Get that 'writing muscle' toned!", New Straits Times. Retrieved via the WayBack Machine archive 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ British Council. Jeremy Sheldon: Critical Perspective. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  3. ^ Howat, Carson (1 March 2003). Book Reviews: The Comfort Zone. The Scotsman. Retrieved 10 October 2012 via Highbeam (subscription required).
  4. ^ Pearson, Amber (March 14, 2003). Book Reviews: The Comfort Zone. Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 October 2012 via Highbeam (subscription required).
  5. ^ Mukhergee, Neel (1 August 2005). "Ambushed by the ordinary". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  6. ^ Pearson, Amber (24 June 2005)."Book Reviews: Smiling Affair". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 October 2012 via Highbeam (subscription required).
  7. ^ IMDB. Best Laid Plans; Montana. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4817586/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3320668/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_2
  10. ^ Wright, Matthew (18 December 2007). "Novel career goals". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  11. ^ Ee, Elaine (26 July 2011). "Writing The City: Nurturing Singapore's written voice", CNN. Retrieved 10 October 2012. See also Murugesan, Meera (25 February 2009).

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