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Henry Fitzherbert


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Henry is a film critic turned screenwriter with a special interest in true stories, adaptations and comedy. He wrote the $21 million historical drama Born a King (2019), which opened at number one at the box office across the Gulf and Middle East, enjoying rave reviews. Based on true events and set in Arabia and the UK in 1919, the film is directed by multiple Goya-winner Agustí Villaronga and stars Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield, Kenneth Cranham, Laurence Fox, Sam Adewunmi and Abdullah Ali. It won Best Film at the Inward Eye Film Festival in the Lake District, November 2019.

With Crispian Mills he co-wrote Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), a comedy-horror set in a British boarding school. The debut production from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture, it stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen, Asa Butterfield, Margot Robbie, Finn Cole and Hermione Corfield. Produced with Catalyst Global Media and Sony International. Directed by Crispian Mills, it released nationwide in the UK on October 31 2018 and in the United States on May 17 2019.

Future projects include several for film and television with Crispian Mills and a romantic comedy with director Oliver Parker.

He teaches at the London Film Academy.

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