Mark Handley

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Mark Handley
Born (1956-03-05) March 5, 1956 (age 63)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter
GenreTheater, film

Mark Handley is a playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Hollywood, California on March 5, 1956. He graduated from New Trier High School East in 1974. In 1977, he and his wife moved to the Pacific Northwest where they lived in isolation in a log cabin that they built themselves. He is best known for his play Idioglossia, which was later produced as Jodie Foster's film, Nell.[1][2] Nell was co-written by Mr. Handley and British Dramatist William Nicholson (Shadowlands). Nell was the first production of Jodie Foster's company Egg Pictures and was directed by Michael Apted.

He currently teaches a screenwriting course in Seattle, Washington.


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet. "FILM REVIEW: NELL; A Woman Within a Wild Child, As Revealed by Jodie Foster". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Berardinelli, James; Ebert, Roger (2005). Reel views 2: the ultimate guide to the best 1,000 modern movies on DVD and video. Justin, Charles & Co. p. 297. ISBN 1-932112-40-5. Retrieved 2 September 2010.

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