|Years active 1990-present|
Name Jeremy Brock
|Born 1959 (age 55–56)Brussels, Belgium|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Books Mrs. Brown, Megan's Story, Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best British Film
Nominations British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay
Movies and TV shows The Eagle, The Last King of Scotland, Driving Lessons, How I Live Now, Casualty
Similar People Kevin Macdonald, Paul Unwin, Tony Grisoni, Andrea Calderwood, Rosemary Sutcliff
Driving Lessons - Movie Clip Part 1
Jeremy Brock MBE (born 1959) is an English writer and director whose works include the screenplays Mrs Brown, Driving Lessons, The Last King of Scotland, Charlotte Gray, and The Eagle. Brock has also written two plays for the Hampstead downstairs theatre.
He was born in Malvern, Worcestershire. He has an older brother (born 1952) and sister (born 1954), and two younger brothers.
He studied drama at the University of Bristol, where he met Paul Unwin in 1979.
His awards include the Evening Standard award for Mrs Brown. Driving Lessons was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. In 2007, he received the BAFTA award for best adapted screenplay for The Last King of Scotland, co-written with Peter Morgan.
He is the co-creator of Casualty with Paul Unwin. They created Casualty as what they saw as a Thatcherite attack on our National Health Service, and that in 1985, it felt like all that good work was about to be dismantled. Both Unwin and Brock had a shared love of M*A*S*M*A*S*H. The A&E department that they created was to be their frontline in the battle for the soul of the NHS. They wanted to create something less cosy than the 1970s Angels. Much of their knowledge came from Peter Salt of Bristol Royal Infirmary. The first series owed much to the Welsh producer Geraint Morris.
His partner is Helen Greaves, a playwright, who produced EastEnders from 1991-92 and has written for Casualty (series 7) and Playhouse Presents. He has a daughter (born October 1994) and a son. He lives is in north London at Dartmouth Park in London Borough of Camden, on the boundary with the London Borough of Islington, north of Tufnell Park tube station. Whittington Hospital is nearby to the north (in Islington).