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Jeff Pope

Screenwriter, Producer
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Jeff Pope is an award-winning writer for film and television. Film credits include Philomena (Judi Dench, Steve Coogan) for which Jeff picked up Academy Award, Golden Globe, BIFA and London Critics Circle nominations and BAFTA and Venice Film Festival wins for Best Adapted Screenplay. Other movie work includes Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (Timothy Spall); Essex Boys (Sean Bean, Tom Wilkinson) and, most recently, the BAFTA-nominated Stan & Ollie (John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Danny Huston).

TV work includes the BAFTA-winning ITV drama Mrs Biggs (Sheridan Smith); the multi-award winning Dirty, Filthy Love (Michael Sheen); BAFTA winner Cilla (Sheridan Smith) and Lucan (Rory Kinnear). As a producer, Jeff has helmed a number of award-winning dramas including Mo, a biopic based on the life of politician Mo Mowlam; the BAFTA-winning See No Evil – The Moors Murders; Appropriate Adult (Dominic West, Emily Watson), which earned five BAFTA awards as well as a Golden Globe nomination and, most recently, acclaimed BBC One drama The Moorside and ITV dramas Little Boy Blue, Hatton Garden and A Confession (Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton).

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