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Peter Straughan is a Director and Scriptwriter British born on 1968

Peter Straughan

Peter Straughan
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1968 (51 years)

Peter Straughan (born 1968) is a playwright and author, based in the north-east of England. He was writer-in-residence at Newcastle's Live Theatre Company. Whilst there, Live staged his plays, Bones and Noir. Both of these plays have displayed Straughan's talent for writing dark, twisted and witty stories.

His first ambition was to be a professional musician and he achieved this while playing bass guitar with Newcastle-based band "The Honest Johns". He spent four years touring and recording with the band through the late 80s and into the early 1990s before leaving to take up full-time education at Newcastle University. While Peter was a student he was also a member of the band Cactusman. Peter wrote the song "Killer", which appeared on the CD album North of London, a collection of music by North East bands released through Newcastle Arts.

Straughan co-wrote the 2006 feature film, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution and adapted Toby Young's memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. He is the writer of the 2009 film, The Men Who Stare at Goats, and co-writer of the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay, a screenplay he wrote in collaboration with his late wife Bridget O'Connor. O'Connor died of cancer, aged 49, in 2010, before the film was released. They were awarded a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Best films

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
(Scriptwriter)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov
(2 films)
Tim Orr
Tim Orr
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Straughan (8 films)

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Director

Our Brand Is Crisis, 1h47
Directed by David Gordon Green, Peter Straughan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd
Rating60% 3.048633.048633.048633.048633.04863
In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Castillo (a fictionalized version of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada) hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Castillo to victory against Victor Rivera (a fictionalized version of socialist candidate Evo Morales).

Scriptwriter

Our Brand Is Crisis, 1h47
Directed by David Gordon Green, Peter Straughan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd
Rating60% 3.048633.048633.048633.048633.04863
In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Castillo (a fictionalized version of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada) hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Castillo to victory against Victor Rivera (a fictionalized version of socialist candidate Evo Morales).
Frank
Frank (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy, François Civil, Tess Harper
Roles Ecrivain
Rating69% 3.4992453.4992453.4992453.4992453.499245
Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), an aspiring songwriter, witnesses a man trying to drown himself while walking along the beach of his town. The man is taken to the hospital and Jon talks to Don (Scoot McNairy), who explains the man was a keyboardist in an experimental band, the Soronprfbs, managed by him. Jon mentions that he plays keyboards and is invited to play with them that night. Jon goes along and meets the rest of the band, all of whom are reluctant about Jon, except Frank (Michael Fassbender), the band leader who wears a papier-mâché mask. The concert goes well, until Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) breaks her theremin and storms offstage.
The Debt
The Debt (2011)
, 1h53
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain
Rating68% 3.4487153.4487153.4487153.4487153.448715
In 1965, Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) arrives in East Berlin to meet with fellow agents David Peretz (Sam Worthington) and Stefan Gold (Marton Csokas). Their mission is to capture Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen)—infamously known as "The Surgeon of Birkenau" for his medical experiments on Jews during World War II—and bring him to Israel to face justice.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2h7
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong
Rating70% 3.54853.54853.54853.54853.5485
En 1973, George Smiley est un agent du MI6 et l'un de ses principaux dirigeants. À la suite de l'échec catastrophique d'une mission en Hongrie, où l'agent britannique Jim Prideaux a failli être tué, le chef du MI6, Control, est contraint de démissionner, de même que Smiley, mis à la retraite. Control est remplacé par Percy Alleline à la tête du service.
The Men Who Stare at Goats, 1h33
Directed by Grant Heslov
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick
Rating61% 3.09863.09863.09863.09863.0986
In a short prelude, U.S. Army General Hopgood (Stephen Lang) is painfully thwarted in an attempt to pass paranormally through a solid wall by simply running into it. The film then follows Ann Arbor Daily Telegram reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor), whose wife leaves him for the newspaper's editor. Seeking an escape, Bob flies to Kuwait to report on the Iraq War and to prove to his wife and himself that he is a man. However, he stumbles onto the story of a lifetime when he meets a retired U.S. Army Special Forces operator, Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who reveals that he was part of a U.S. Army unit training psychic spies (or "Jedi Warriors") to develop a range of parapsychological skills including invisibility, remote viewing, and phasing. The back story is told mainly through flashbacks.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, 1h50
Directed by Robert B. Weide
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Janette Scott, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson
Rating63% 3.199193.199193.199193.199193.19919
Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) is a smalltime, aspiring English journalist who works for a left-wing radical magazine. Following an incident at a party where Sidney accidentally lets a pig loose, he is hired to work for an upscale magazine in New York City. He is hired by Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), editor of Sharps magazine, a man Sidney had previously lampooned in his own magazine.
Sixty Six
Sixty Six (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Paul Weiland
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gregg Sulkin, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Rea, Peter Serafinowicz, Stephen Greif
Rating67% 3.397213.397213.397213.397213.39721
Bernie Reubens (Gregg Sulkin), a young Jewish boy, is about to have his bar mitzvah. Initially, he meticulously plans a lavish reception to upstage that of his older brother Alvie (Ben Newton), but as the family's finances lurch from one disaster to another, the family is forced to lower Bernie's expectations and stage the bar mitzvah reception at home in North London. When England reaches the 1966 football World Cup Final, most of the guests make excuses not to come to the reception so that they can watch the game.