Deborah Moggach

Novelist & Screenwriter
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Following a successful career as a novelist Deborah began writing screenplays in the mid-eighties. She wrote a thriller about the movie business called The Stand In, which she scripted as a Hollywood movie, and adapted Pride And Prejudice as a film starring Keira Knightley, for which she received a BAFTA nomination.

She also adapted Nancy Mitford’s Love In A Cold Climate for the BBC and won a Writers Guild Award for her adaptation of Anne Fine’s Goggle-eyes. The most recent of her own novels to be adapted is Final Demand, starring Tamsin Outhwaite – a story of fraud, retribution and reptile-breeding. These Foolish Things, Deborah’s novel about outsourcing elderly Brits to India, was released in 2012 as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and became quite a hit and spawned an equally successful sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2015.

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Deborah Moggach is appearing at the following sessions:

Something Old, Something New...The Art of the Adaptation

Something Old, Something New...The Art of the Adaptation

Our panel of writers (both adaptors and adaptees) will examine broad strategies to help you plan your adapted works, as well as share personal anecdotes of their own adaptation journeys.