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Jack Thorne and Sam Mendes Bring New Play About Gielgud and Burton's Legendary Hamlet to National Theatre

(Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) New work alert! A new play by Jack Thorne, The Motive and the Cue, will open in the National Theatre's Lyttelton space in the spring of 2023. Directed by Sam Mendes, the staging is a co-production with Neal Street Productions, following The Lehman Trilogy, which he also helmed. Casting and dates will be announced later.
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BAFTA TV Awards: Sharon Horgan & James McAvoy-Starring ‘Together’ Beats Jack Thorne’s ‘Help’ To Single Drama

Click here to read the full article. The James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan-starring single BBC drama Together has won the BAFTA TV Awards for Best Single Drama. The show beat off competition from Jack Thorne’s Help for Channel 4, along with Sky Arts’ Death of England: Face to Face and Channel 4’s I Am Victoria. The one-off film from Shoebox Films, Sonia Friedman Productions and BBC Film followed a family through the Covid pandemic, taking a first-person camera approach. Collecting the awards, the execs read out a statement from the UK campaign group lobbying for an inquiry into Coronavirus. “The government’s response has gone from strange to careless to negligent...
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World Screen News

RTS Honors Jack Thorne, It’s a Sin, Strictly Come Dancing

The Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards 2022 saw It’s a Sin take home three wins and BBC One named RTS Network of the Year. Gabrielle Creevy won for her performance in In My Skin. Callum Scott Howells won on the actor side of the performance category for It’s a Sin.
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Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen to lead BBC's Jack Thorne disability drama Best Interests

The four-part Best Interests "explores the rights of children and the inequalities facing the U.K.’s disabled community, and tells the story of a family forced to make choices no parent would ever want to make," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Horgan and Sheen will play the parents of two daughters. "When one of the daughters develops a life-threatening condition, the doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her family disagree," per The Hollywood Reporter. "And so begins a fight that will take them through every stage of a legal process, as they struggle to contemplate this huge decision. Who decides? And in whose best interests will it be?"
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Horgan, Sheen to lead cast in Jack Thorne drama Best Interests for BBC

Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Divorce) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Staged) have signed up to star in a new family drama written by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials), commissioned by UK pubcaster BBC One. Produced by Chapter One Pictures in association with Endeavor Content, Best Interests (4×60’) follows two parents,...

Sharon Horgan & Michael Sheen To Lead Jack Thorne’s ‘Best Interests’; ‘The Witchfinder’ Cast; Sky Super League Trailer; ‘Downton Abbey’ Podcast; BBC Studios Creator Residencies – Global Briefs

Click here to read the full article. Sharon Horgan & Michael Sheen To Lead Jack Thorne’s ‘Best Interests’ Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen are to lead the Jack Thorne-scripted BBC One drama Best Interests. The duo will play married couple Nicci and Andrew who have two daughters: Katie (Alison Oliver) and Marnie (Niamh Moriarty). Marnie has a life-threatening condition and doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her loving family disagree. Thus begins a fight that will take them through every stage of a legal process, as they struggle to contemplate this huge decision....

‘Help’ & ‘His Dark Materials’ Writer Jack Thorne Handed WGGB Outstanding Contribution Award; Emerald Fennell, Russell T Davies, Armando Iannucci Also Among Winners

His Dark Materials and Help writer Jack Thorne has been recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Writing at tonight’s 29th Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards (WGGBAs), with Russell T Davies, Emerald Fennell and Armando Iannucci also taking home gongs. The prolific Thorne, who delivered this year’s Edinburgh Television Festival MacTaggart lecture, was presented with the prestigious trophy by His Dark Materials exec and Bad Wolf Co-Founder Jane Tranter, following a two-decades-long career in which he has penned some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed hits including This is England, Shameless and The Virtues. “I think all writers would say that being given something from other writers is the greatest...

JK Rowling: Cursed Child co-writer Jack Thorne wrote letter to author over trans views

Jack Thorne, the co-writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has said he wrote a private letter to JK Rowling raising concerns over her views on trans rights.Rowling has made headlines in recent years for her controversial comments about transgender issues. She was met with a considerable backlash in June 2020 after calling out an article’s use of the phrase “people who menstruate”.In a new interview with The Times, Thorne said: “I wrote to Jo the day after it all hit. I wrote because I have someone that’s close to me who is trans, and I worry about...
Stamford Advocate

Emerald Fennell, Jack Thorne Honored at Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards

“Promising Young Woman” scribe Emerald Fennell and “His Dark Materials” scribe Jack Thorne were among those honored at the 29th Writers’ Guild of Great Britain awards on Monday night. The ceremony, which was hosted by WGGB president Sandi Toksvig in London, handed out awards in 16...

Jack Thorne Launches Underlying Health Conditions Pressure Group, Publishes Major Report Into Disabled Representation in TV Industry

Writer Jack Thorne (“His Dark Materials”) today launched the pressure group Underlying Health Conditions (UHC) alongside “The Silence” star Genevieve Barr, production manager Katie Player (“Churchill) and producer Holly Luban. To coincide with the launch, which took place at the Tate Gallery in London on International Day of Disabled Persons, the group also published a damning report into accessibility – or lack thereof – for disabled professionals both in front of and behind the camera. Among the findings in the report, which was based on surveys completed over the past six months by people working for or on behalf of studios and...