John Hodge (screenwriter)
|Born||1964 (age 54–55)|
John Hodge (born 1964) is a Scottish screenwriter and dramatist, who adapted Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. His films include Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), The Final Curtain (2002), and the short film Alien Love Triangle (2002).
Life and career
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Hodge comes from a family of doctors and carried on the tradition by studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He was the writer of the annual Medics' Musical in 1988. Hodge started writing screenplays after meeting producer Andrew Macdonald at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1991. He moved to London after writing Shallow Grave and gave up medicine to concentrate on writing.
His films include Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), The Final Curtain (2002), and the short film Alien Love Triangle (2002). Most of his films are directed by Danny Boyle; Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, and A Life Less Ordinary all starred Ewan McGregor.
- Shallow Grave (1994, writer)
- Trainspotting (1996, screenplay)
- A Life Less Ordinary (1997, writer)
- The Beach (2000, screenplay)
- The Final Curtain (2002, writer)
- The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007, screenplay)
- Alien Love Triangle (2008, short, writer)
- The Sweeney (2012, story)
- Trance (2013, screenplay)
- The Program (2015)
- T2 Trainspotting (2017)
- 1995: BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: Trainspotting: Won
- 1996: Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay: Trainspotting: Nominated.
- 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play: Collaborators: Won
- John Hodge on IMDb
- John Hodge at the BFI's Screenonline
- John Hodge Filmography at Allmovie
- "How John Hodge wrote the Trainspotting screenplay" Interview by Tim Teeman, The Times, 11 February 2008
- "John Hodge Interview on The Dark Is Rising" by Scott Carmichael 27 Jun. 2007 Joblo.com