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Peter Morgan is an international award-winning writer for stage, screen and film. As well as receiving Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for his screenplay for Stephen Frears’ The Queen starring Helen Mirren, Morgan won a host of international awards including Golden Globe, British Independent Film and Evening Standard British Film Awards. The award-winning and Tony-nominated play Frost/Nixon received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic before being adapted into a multi Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. The film garnered five Oscar Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. Morgan's many other film credits include the award-winning The Last King of Scotland, The Damned United and Rush, directed by Ron Howard. His extensive television credits include The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries, the critically acclaimed The Deal, the first part of Morgan’s Tony Blair Trilogy (BAFTA Award for Best Drama), The Special Relationship and Longford. Morgan wrote the award-winning West End play, The Audience, starring Helen Mirren and most recently, The Crown.
Peter Morgan in conversation with Ritesh Batra
Based on his award-winning play The Audience, Peter Morgan turned the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times into one of the most successful television shows of all time, winning Golden Globes and Emmys along with extraordinary global viewing figures. Here, he talks about how he wrote the jewel in the Netflix crown.