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Jimmy McGovern


Jimmy McGovern was born in September 1949 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as James Stanley McGovern. He is a writer and producer, known for Cracker (1993), Brookside (1982) and Common (2014). See full bio »

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Known For

Cracker
Cracker Writer
(1993-1996)
Brookside
Brookside Writer
(1982-1988)
Common
Common Writer
(2014)
Priest
Priest Writer
(1994)

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 2017 Broken (TV Series) (script) (filming)
 2016 Reg (TV Movie)
 2016 Accusé (TV Series) (creator: Accused - 6 episodes)
- L'histoire de Chloé (2016) ... (creator)
- L'histoire de Jean (2016) ... (creator)
- L'histoire de Léo (2016) ... (creator)
- L'histoire de Cécile (2016) ... (creator)
- L'histoire d'Arnaud (2016) ... (creator)
  Moving On (TV Series) (creator - 25 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (series created by - 5 episodes, 2013)
- Scratch (2016) ... (creator)
- Love (2016) ... (creator)
- A Picture of Innocence (2016) ... (creator)
- Passengers (2016) ... (creator)
- Taxi for Linda (2016) ... (creator)
  Banished (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2015) (created by - 2 episodes, 2015) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (writer)
 2014 Common (TV Movie) (script)
  Accused (TV Series) (by - 10 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (written by - 10 episodes, 2010 - 2012)
- Tina's Story (2012) ... (by) / (written by)
- Stephen's Story (2012) ... (by) / (written by)
- Mo and Sue's Story (2012) ... (by) / (written by)
- Tracie's Story (2012) ... (by) / (written by)
- Alison's Story (2010) ... (by) / (written by)
  The Street (TV Series) (creator - 12 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (written by - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (writer - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Episode #3.6 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.5 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.4 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.3 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.2 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2006 Cracker (TV Movie) (characters created by - uncredited) / (written by)
 2004 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV Movie)
 2002 Sunday (TV Movie)
 2000 Liam (written by)
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
 1999 Heart (writer)
  The Lakes (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes, 1999) (writer - 4 episodes, 1997 - 1999) (written by - 3 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
- Episode #2.8 (1999) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.4 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.3 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) (original teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997) (original teleplay "To Be a Somebody" - 1 episode, 1997) (original episode "To Say I Love You" - 1 episode, 1997) (original series - 1 episode, 1997)
- An American Dream (1997) ... (original teleplay "To Be a Somebody")
- 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1997) ... (original episode "To Say I Love You")
- Lemmings Will Fly (1997) ... (original teleplay)
- Madwoman (1997) ... (original teleplay)
- True Romance: Part 1 (1997) ... (original series)
 1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie) (written by)
  Cracker (TV Series) (creator - 11 episodes, 1994 - 1996) (written and created by - 10 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (written by - 6 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (excerpts written by - 1 episode, 1995)
- White Ghost (1996) ... (creator)
- True Romance: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- True Romance: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
- Best Boys: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- Best Boys: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
 1995 Go Now
 1995 Hearts and Minds (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1995)
- Episode #1.3 (1995)
- Episode #1.2 (1995)
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1994 Priest
 1991 The Play on One (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gas and Candles (1991) ... (writer)
 1990-1991 El C.I.D. (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Piece of Cake (1991) ... (written by)
- Christmas Spirit (1991) ... (written by)
- A Proper Copper (1990) ... (written by)
 1990 Traitors (TV Movie)
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Needle (1990) ... (screenplay)
  Brookside (TV Series) (25 episodes, 1982 - 1984) (written by - 23 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Lives Wasted (1988) ... (written by)
- Knocking Through (1988) ... (written by)
- Christmas Dinner (1987) ... (written by)
- A Quiet Christmas (1987) ... (written by)
- S-S-Sullied (1987) ... (written by)
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I envy people like Fitz. I envy Robbie Coltrane. There was one night when it was at a Cracker rap party and he had us all in stitches. He was absolutely brilliant, then at the end of the night he played the piano brilliantly too and I hated him. See more »

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Left school at sixteen but later went back into higher education and became a teacher in his late twenties. See more »

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