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Paul Laverty


Paul Laverty was born in Calcutta, India, to an Irish mother and Scottish father. He obtained a Philosophy degree at the Gregorian University in Rome. Thereafter he obtained a law degree in Glasgow and went on to do an apprenticeship with two of Scotland's most celebrated lawyers. He became a practising lawyer. In the mid eighties he travelled to ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I, Daniel Blake
(2016)
The Angels' Share
(2012)
También la lluvia
(2010)

Filmography

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 2016 I, Daniel Blake (screenplay)
 2016 El olivo (screenplay)
 2014 Jimmy's Hall (screenplay)
 2012 The Angels' Share (screenplay)
 2011 Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (collaboration)
 2010 Route Irish (screenplay)
 2009 Looking for Eric (screenplay)
 2006 Cargo (written by)
 2005 Tickets (screenplay)
 2004 Ae Fond Kiss... (screenplay)
 2002 September 11 (segment "United Kingdom")
 2002/I Sweet Sixteen (screenplay)
 2000 Bread and Roses (screenplay)
 1998 My Name Is Joe (screenplay)
 1996 Carla's Song
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I have heard many writers complain that they deserve more attention in the world of film, and they may be right. But I suspect it is about as useful as moaning about the moon pulling the tide or dogs pissing on lamp-posts. Besides, anonymity is greatly underestimated. it is much more interesting to ask a question than answer one. See more »

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Partner is actress and director Icíar Bollaín.

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