Name Rona Munro
Plays Bold Girls, Iron
|Born 7 September 1959 (age 56) (1959-09-07) Aberdeen|
Movies Oranges and Sunshine, Aimee & Jaguar, Ladybird, Ladybird
Awards Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama
Books The Last Witch, The James Plays, Little Eagles, Astronaut's Chair, The maiden stone
Similar People Jim Loach, Max Farberbock, Margaret Humphreys, Juliane Kohler, Maria Schrader
Doctor Who News - Series 10 Writers - Rona Munro and Jamie Matheson Confirmed - My Thoughts
Rona Munro (born 7 September 1959) is a Scottish writer. She has written plays for theatre, radio, and television. Her film work includes Ken Loach's Ladybird, Ladybird (1994), Oranges and Sunshine (2010) for Jim Loach and Aimée & Jaguar (1999), co-authored by German director Max Färberböck.
- Doctor Who News Series 10 Writers Rona Munro and Jamie Matheson Confirmed My Thoughts
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Iron by rona munro promo trailer title sponsor baker tilly
Rona Munro is also known for being the author of the last Doctor Who television serial of the original run to air, Survival (1989). She later novelised this serial for Target Books. Munro returned to Doctor Who in 2016 to write the tenth episode of the tenth series, titled "The Eaters of Light", making her the only writer to date to have worked on the classic and revived eras of the show.
Her history cycle The James Plays, James I, James II and James III, were first performed by the National Theatre of Scotland in summer 2014 in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Scotland.Her other credits include the theatre play Iron which has received many productions worldwide. Other theatre works include plays for the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, ('Strawberries in January' translation) Manchester Royal Exchange, ('Mary Barton'), Plymouth Drum Theatre and Paines Plough, ('Long Time Dead') and the Royal Shakespeare Company, ('The Indian Boy')
Munro has also contributed eleven dramas to Radio 4's Stanley Baxter Playhouse: First Impressions, Wheeling Them In, The King's Kilt, Pasta Alfreddo at Cafe Alessandro, The Man in the Garden, The Porter's Story, The German Pilot, The Spider, The Showman, Meg's Tale and The Flying Scotsman.
In 2006 the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith presented Munro's adaptation of Richard Adams' classic book, Watership Down. Her early television work includes episodes of the drama series Casualty (BBC) and, more recently, a BBC film Rehab. directed by Antonia Bird.
Rona Munro currently lives and works in Scotland. Her play, The Last Witch, was performed at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, directed by Dominic Hill, and in 2011 by Dumbarton People's Theatre.
'The Astronaut's Chair" 2012