Nick Laird

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Nick Laird was born in 1975 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was a scholar at Cambridge University and spent a year at Harvard as a visiting fellow. He also worked for several years as a litigator and arbitration lawyer in London and Warsaw.

Alongside his screenwriting, he is an author of the poetry collections TO A FAULT (Faber/Norton) and ON PURPOSE (Faber/Norton), and has received several prestigious awards for both poetry and fiction, including the 2005 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award. His first novel, UTTERLY MONKEY (Fourth Estate/Harper Collins) won the Betty Trask Prize for best first novel and was shortlisted for Irish Novel of the Year and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His second novel, GLOVER'S MISTAKE, was published by 4th Estate in the spring of 2009 and his poetry collection, GO GIANTS, was published in spring 2012.

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THE DOGS IN THE STREET

2017

Working Title television

TV series
Pilot

HIGH LIFE

2016

Alcatraz Film / Pandora Filmproduktion

Sci-fi feature co-written with Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau & Zadie Smith
Dir: Claire Denis
Prods: Oliver Dungey, Christoph Friedl, Claudia Steffen, Olivier Théry-Lapiney
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette, Mia Goth

MY ALEXANDER

2016

Film 4

Original feature rom-com co-written with Zadie Smith

THE BACK WAY

2015

Film 4

Feature co-written with Zadie Smith
Adaptation of The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith