Biography of Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In both directed by John Tiffany, Junkyard, a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic & Theatr Clwyd co-production, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide.

On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys.

For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs and National Treasure.

He won 2016 BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ‘90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby), and in 2012 won Best Series (The Fades) and Best Serial (This Is England ’88).

Thorne has written for the TV shows Skins and Shameless. He co-created Cast-offs (nominated Royal Television Society Best Drama series 2010[12]), and has co-written This Is England '86, This Is England '88 and This Is England '90 with Shane Meadows.[13][14] 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.[15][16] In 2012, he won BAFTA awards for both drama series (The Fades) and serial (This Is England '88).[17][18] 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.[19] In April 2016 it was announced that Thorne would be adapting Philip Pullman's epic trilogy His Dark Materials for BBC One.[20]

In 2017, it was announced that he would write an episode of the Channel 4/Amazon Video series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.[21][22]


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