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Matt Greenhalgh

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Matt Greenhalgh is the creator and writer of the BBC television series ‘Burn It’. His early television career also saw him writing on the acclaimed series ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘Clocking Off’, for which he was nominated for Best New Writer at the BAFTA TV Awards in 2004.

In 2005 Matt wrote the single film ‘Legless’ for Red/Channel 4 and 2007 saw the start of Matt’s prosperous film career with the release of the award-winning ‘Control’, a biopic of Joy Division’s front man, Ian Curtis. ‘Control’ was nominated for Best Screenplay and was the winner of Best British Independent Film, amongst others, at the British Independent Film Awards. Matt was also the winner of the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the BAFTAs in 2008. Additional awards include the Silver Hugo Awards for Best Screenplay at Chicago International Film Festival.

Matt’s second feature film was ‘Nowhere Boy’, a chronicle of young John Lennon’s early years, starring Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff, and which closed the London Film Festival in 2009. ‘Nowhere Boy’ also received multiple nominations such as Best Screenplay at the BIFA’s in 2009 and Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs in 2010.

Matt is currently developing a number of feature and television projects.

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