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Jack Thorne


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6 December 1978 (age 42) Bristol, England, UK (

Playwright, screenwriter

Notable awards
2009 Best British Newcomer at the London Film FestivalSony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Drama 2010Fringe First Winner 2010Royal Television Society Best Writer (Drama) 2011 (with Shane Meadows)Bafta Award for best drama series (The Fades) 2012Bafta TV Award for best drama serial (This is England 88) 2012

Mydidae, Let the Right One In

When You Cure Me, 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)

British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, British Academy Television Writer Award

Movies and TV shows
This Is England '86, The Fades, Glue, The Last Panthers, A Long Way Down

John Tiffany, J K Rowling, Shane Meadows

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Jack Thorne (born 6 December 1978) is an English screenwriter and playwright.


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Born in Bristol, England, he has written for radio, theatre and film, most notably on the TV shows Skins, Cast-offs, This Is England '86, This Is England '88, This Is England '90, The Fades, The Last Panthers and the feature film The Scouting Book for Boys. In August 2017, it was announced that Thorne was brought in to polish the script for Star Wars: Episode IX, but in September, he was replaced by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio. Jack Thorne currently lives in London.

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Thorne was educated at St. Bartholomew's School, Newbury, Berkshire. He matriculated in 1998 at Pembroke College, Cambridge


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Thorne's plays for stage include When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre, 2005), Fanny and Faggot (Finborough Theatre and tour 2007), Stacy (Arcola Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, 2007), Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (Royal National Theatre Connections Festival 2008), 2 May 1997 (Bush Theatre 2009), Bunny (Underbelly and tour 2010) which won a Fringe First at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival and Hope (Royal Court Theatre, 2014). He also collaborated on Greenland (2011) with Moira Buffini, Penelope Skinner and Matt Charman at the National Theatre.

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In 2011 he participated in the Bush Theatre's project Sixty Six Books, for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible.

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In 2012 his version of Friedrich Duerrenmatt's The Physicists was staged at the Donmar Warehouse.

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His 2013 adaptation of the book and film Let The Right One In was staged in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland at Dundee Rep Theatre, London's Royal Court Theatre, West End and New York's St. Ann's Warehouse.

In summer 2015, his play The Solid Life of Sugar Water premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, produced by Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth, it then toured in early 2016, with a run at the National Theatre in March 2016.

Thorne wrote the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on an original story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, which is running at the Palace Theatre in London's West End since August 2016.

Together with the composer Stephen Warbeck, Thorne wrote Junkyard, a musical about coming-of-age in Lockleaze, an Adventure playground in Bristol.

His plays are published by Nick Hern Books.

Thorne wrote a new adaptation of Woyzeck by Georg Büchner for the Old Vic in 2017 with John Boyega in the title role.

He has also written a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for the Old Vic for the Christmas 2017/18 season, directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge.


Thorne has written for the TV shows Skins and Shameless. He co-created Cast-offs (nominated Royal Television Society Best Drama series 2010), and has co-written This Is England '86, This Is England '88 and This Is England '90 with Shane Meadows. In August 2010, BBC Three announced Thorne would be writing a 60-minute, six episode supernatural drama for the channel called Touch, later re-titled The Fades. In 2012, he won BAFTA awards for both drama series (The Fades) and serial (This Is England '88). In 2014 the Thorne's original rural teen murder drama Glue premiered on E4 and the show was nominated Best Multichannel Programme and the 2015 Broadcast Awards. In autumn of 2015 This Is England '90 transmitted on Channel 4 and earned Thorne a Best Series Award at the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 and the BAFTA for Best-Mini Series in 2016. Next, the pan-European diamond heist thriller for Sky Atlantic The Last Panthers, which aired in the UK in September 2015 was BAFTA nominated for Best Drama Series. To round up a hat-trick of nominations at the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards Thorne's BBC 3 single Don't Take My Baby was nominated and went on to win the BAFTA for Best Single Drama.

Thorne's Channel 4 drama National Treasure started on 20 September 2016. In April 2016 it was announced that Thorne would be adapting Philip Pullman's epic trilogy His Dark Materials for BBC One.

In 2017, it was announced that he would write an episode of the Channel 4/Amazon Video series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

In 2017, it was announced that Throne will write the Damian Chazelle musical drama Netflix series The Eddy.


Thorne has written four plays for radio; an adaptation of When You Cure Me (BBC Radio 3, 2006), Left at the Angel (BBC Radio 4, 2007), an adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (co-written with Alex Bulmer, BBC Radio 4, 2009) and People Snogging in Public Places (BBC Radio 3, 2009). The latter won him the Sony Radio Academy Awards Gold for Best Drama 2010. The judges described it "as a wonderfully written and performed, highly original piece of radio drama in which the production perfectly mirrored the subject. Painful and funny, it was a bold exciting listen." A Summer Night (BBC Radio 3, 2011) was Thorne's response to the 2011 London riots, transmitted live as part of the Free Thinking festival.

In 2012, People Snogging in Public Places was produced and broadcast by France-Culture (in the Fictions / Drôles de drames slot) under the French title of Regarder passer les trains (translator: Jacqueline Chnéour).


Thorne's first film The Scouting Book For Boys was released in 2009, it won him Best Newcomer at the London Film Festival. The jury said, "Jack Thorne is a poetic writer with an end-of-the-world imagination and a real gift for story-telling.". Thorne has been commissioned to write feature films for producers both sides of the Atlantic, with credits including War Book starring Sophie Okonedo which Tom Harper directed, and A Long Way Down starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette and Aaron Paul (directed by Pascal Chaumiel) based on the novel by Nick Hornby. On 2 August 2017, it was announced he would rewrite the script for Star Wars: Episode IX, but on 12 September 2017, he was replaced by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio.


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