Biography

Peter Morgan is an English film writer and playwright best known for writing the films and plays The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and The Special Relationship.

Morgan wrote television scripts throughout the 1990s, including an episode of Rik Mayall Presents... and the Comedy Premiere The Chest. He wrote the screenplay to the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998) and had some success with the TV series The Jury (2002). He broke through with The Deal, a 2003 television drama about the power-sharing deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that was struck in the Granita restaurant in London. He received his Academy Award-nomination for The Deal's follow-up, The Queen (2006) that showed how the death of Princess Diana impacted British Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior members of the Royal Family. His work on the film awarded him a Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press, and Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

In May 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honored Morgan with the year's Kanbar Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.

He lived in Battersea, south London, with his Austrian wife Lila Schwarzenberg (HSH Princess Anna Carolina of Schwarzenberg, daughter of Czech politician Karel Schwarzenberg) and their daughters and three sons. Peter Morgan and his family relocated to Vienna in the winter of 2006.

Peter Morgan is an English film writer and playwright best known for writing the films and plays The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and The Special Relationship.

Morgan wrote television scripts throughout the 1990s, including an episode of Rik Mayall Presents... and the Comedy Premiere The Chest. He wrote the screenplay to the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998) and had some success with the TV series The Jury (2002). He broke through with The Deal, a 2003 television drama about the power-sharing deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that was struck in the Granita restaurant in London. He received his Academy Award-nomination for The Deal's follow-up, The Queen (2006) that showed how the death of Princess Diana impacted British Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior members of the Royal Family. His work on the film awarded him a Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press, and Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

In May 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honored Morgan with the year's Kanbar Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.

He lived in Battersea, south London, with his Austrian wife Lila Schwarzenberg (HSH Princess Anna Carolina of Schwarzenberg, daughter of Czech politician Karel Schwarzenberg) and their daughters and three sons. Peter Morgan and his family relocated to Vienna in the winter of 2006.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1963-04-10

Place of Birth London - England - UK

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2020 Thrilla in Manilla Screenplay
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Story
2016 The Crown (24 episodes)Writer
2014 The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2 episodes)Screenplay (2 episodes)Writer
2013 Rush Writer
2013 National Theatre Live: The Audience Screenplay
2012 360 Screenplay
2010 Hereafter Screenplay
2010 The Special Relationship Writer
2009 The Damned United Screenplay
2008 Frost/Nixon Theatre Play Screenplay
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Author
2006 Longford Writer
2006 The Queen Author
2006 The Last King of Scotland Screenplay
2005 Colditz (2 episodes)Writer
2003 Henry VIII Writer
2003 The Deal Writer
1998 The Very Thought of You Screenplay
1997 The Chest Screenplay
1992 The Silent Touch Writer
1990 Dear Rosie Writer

Production

2016 The Crown (24 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 American Sniper Producer
2013 Rush Producer
2013 Identity Thief Executive Producer
2010 Hereafter Executive Producer
2009 The Damned United Executive Producer
2008 Frost/Nixon Executive Producer
1992 Poison Ivy Executive Producer

Acting

2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Himself
2012 360 as Salesman

Creator

2016 The Crown Creator

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