Biography of R.C. Sherriff

Robert Cedric Sherriff (pen name R.C. Sherriff) was an English playwright and screenwriter.

Sherriff is best known for his 1928 play Journey's End, which drew on Sheriff's first-hand experience of World War I, in which he served as a captain in the East Surrey Regiment. After the success of Journey's End, Sherriff went on to write several other plays, novels, and screenplays that garnered two BAFTA awards and an Academy Award nomination.

Study Guides on Works by R.C. Sherriff

Set in a World War I dugout from March 18 to March 21, 1918, R.C. Sherriff's 1928 play Journey's End follows Captain Stanhope as he deals with alcoholism and symptoms of PTSD while commanding a group of British army officers in the lead up to...