Gregory Burke

Screenwriter & Playwright

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Gregory Burke was born in Dunfermline in 1968. His works include Gagarin Way (Traverse/National Theatre, 2001) which won the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, Best New Play at the TMA Barclays Awards, was joint winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award and was nominated for the South Bank Show Theatre Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, world tour, 2006), which won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play, the South Bank Show Theatre Award in 2007 and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2009.

His screenplay ’71 was nominated for Best British Film and Best British Debut at the 2015 British Academy Film Awards, Best Writer Film/TV at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2016 and nominated for Best Debut Screenplay at the 2016 Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Awards.

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Gregory Burke is appearing at the following sessions:

’71 Script to Screen LIVE with Gregory Burke & Angus Lamont

’71 Script to Screen LIVE with Gregory Burke & Angus Lamont

Pitched as “Apocalypto in Belfast”, ’71 is an edgy, intense, character driven and remarkably authentic story. Join Writer Gregory Burke and Producer Angus Lamont as they provide a live chat track through the making of this extraordinary film.