Steven Knight

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Books

Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Assistant: Talia Tobias

Books

Children's

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2010

Walden Pond Press

It's funny. If you're born a certain way, you don't really understand how it is to be any other way.

So it has been for Toby Walsgrove—paralyzed since birth, unable to move or talk, with no known family, he has spent his entire life at a Carmelite convent in London. That is, until the day that his cat, Shipley, starts talking to him. Shipley has been watching over Toby his whole life and tells him they must go to Langjoskull, a city of exiles buried deep below the surface of Iceland. Because Toby is no ordinary boy—he's a descendant of the great king Will Wolfkin, and his kingdom needs him.

Toby has never wielded a sword that can stop time. He has never shifted into his kin creature. He has never even walked on his own two legs before. Ready or not, though, he has a destiny, a responsibility, even a family—and not all of them are happy to meet him. . . .

Film, TV & Theatre

Steve Knight read English Literature at University College London, then worked as a copywriter/ producer for a Birmingham advertising agency and then as a copywriter/ producer at Capital Radio.

In 1988 he and Mike Whitehill started a freelance writing partnership providing material for television. They wrote for Canned Carrott, Commercial Breakdown and The Detectives and many other programmes. They also devised game shows including WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? with David Briggs. Steve has written screenplays, four published novels and a play for the National Theatre.

 

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TABOO

2016

Scott Free / Hardy Baker

As Writer
Dir: Kristoffer Nyholm

PEAKY BLINDERS 3

2015

Caryn Mandabach Productions

As Creator/Writer

WWZ 2

2015

Plan B

As Writer
Dir: J. A. Bayona

Film

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BURNT

2015

Peapie Films / 3 Arts Entertainment

As Writer
Dir: John Wells
Prods: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff
(with Bradley Cooper, Alicia Vikander, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman)

SEVENTH SON

2014

Legendary Pictures

As Writer (with Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt, Max Borenstein)
Dir: Sergei Bodrov
Prod: Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull, Lionel Wigram)
(with Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges)

PAWN SACRIFICE

2014

Sony Pictures

As Writer (with Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson)
Dir: Edward Zwick
Prod: Gail Katz, Tobey Maguire
(with Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard, LIev Schreiber)

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

2014

DreamWorks

As Writer
Dir: Lasse Hallström
Prod: Juliet Blake, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey
(with Helen Mirren)

LOCKE

2014

Shoe Box Films

As Writer & Director
Prod: Guy Heeley, Paul Webster
(With Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman)

CLOSED CIRCUIT

2013

Focus Features

As Writer
Dir: John Crowley
Prods: Tim Bevan, Chris Clark, Eric Fellner
(with Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall)

HUMMINGBIRD

2013

Lionsgate

As Writer & Director
Prods: Guy Heeley, Paul Webster
(with Jason Statham, Agata Buzek)

EASTERN PROMISES

2006

Focus Features

As Writer
Dir: David Cronenberg
Prods: Robert Lantos, Paul Webster)
(With Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassell)

* Golden Globe nominations: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Drama (Viggo Mortensen)
* BAFTA nominations: Best British Film, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
* Genie Award (Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television): Best Screenplay
* Best Picture, Cadillac People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2007

AMAZING GRACE

2005

Walden Media

As Writer
Dir: Michael Apted
Prods: Patricia Heaton, David Hunt, Terrence Mallick, Edward Pressman, Ken Wales
(with Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Romola Garai)

* Christopher Award, Feature Film, 2008
* John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize, The Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards, 2008
* Nominated, Humanitas Prize, Feature Fim, 2008
* Nominated, London Circle Critics Award, British Breakthrough, Acting, 2008

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS

2002

Celador / BBC Films / Film Council / Miramax

As Writer
Dir: Stephen Frears
Prods: Robert Jones, Tracey Seaward
(With Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor)

* Academy Award Nomination 2004: Steve Knight, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
* 2 BAFTA Nominations 2003: Best Original Screenplay, Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
* Winner, Four BIFA Awards 2003: Best British Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor
* 7 BIFA nominations 2003: Best British Independent Film; Best Screenplay; Best Director; Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor); Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo); Best Supporting Actor (Benedict Wong); Most Promising Newcomer (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
* Winner Best Film and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Evening Standard British Film Awards
* Winner, 2004 Humanitas Award
* Nominated WGA Award: Best Original Screenplay, 2004
* Winner, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
* Winner, Best Cinema, South Bank Show Awards 2003
* Winner, Best British Screenwriter, London Film Critics’ Circle Awards 2003
* London Film Critics’ Circle Awards 2003: Nominated Best British Screenwriter, Best British Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor),
* Steve Knight winner Variety ‘Ten Screenwriters to Watch 2002′ Award
* National Board of Review 2003: Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking
* Runner-up, Best Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 2004
* Winner, Humanitarian Award and nominated Golden Lion Award, Venice 2002
* National Board of Review 2003: Special Recognition of Films that Reflect the Freedom of Expression
* Opened London Film Festival 2002

Television

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PEAKY BLINDERS 2

2014

Caryn Mandabach Productions

As Creator/Writer
Prod: Will Gould
(with Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory)

PEAKY BLINDERS

2013

Caryn Mandabach Productions

As Creator/Writer
Dirs: Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper
Prods: Katie Swinden
(with Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory)

Other

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THE LAST WORDS OF WILL WOLFKIN

2010

HarperCollins

Novel

OUT OF THE BLUE

1997

Penguin

Novel

ALPHABET CITY

1995

Penguin

Novel

THE MOVIE HOUSE

1993

Penguin

Novel

Theatre

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PRESIDENT OF AN EMPTY ROOM

2005

National Theatre

Original stageplay
Dir: Howard Davies