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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 April 1963London, England, UK
Birth NamePeter Julian Robin Morgan
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Morgan was born on April 10, 1963 in London, England as Peter Julian Robin Morgan. He is a writer and producer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), Rush (2013) and The Last King of Scotland (2006).

Spouse (1)

Lila Schwarzenberg (? - ?) (separated) (5 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Often writes biographical films that combines fact and fiction.
Often writes roles for Michael Sheen to act.

Trivia (10)

Has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Leeds.
His father, Arthur Morgenthau, a German Jew, fled the Nazis. His mother, Inga (Bojcek), was Polish, and fled the Soviets. After they had emigrated to the UK, they chose the new surname Morgan, an Anglicization of Morgenthau.
Is fluent in English and German.
Tends to write screenplays about real-life characters and events.
One of 115 invitees to join AMPAS in 2007.
Began his writing career when he was head-hunted to write training videos on the strength of a student play (co-written with Mark Wadlow) he had staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ranked #28 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
His play, "Frost/Nixon", at the TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play (Midsize).
Peter is actress Helen Mirren's good luck charm in that he wrote The Queen (2006), for which she won her first Best Actress Oscar, and the play "The Audience" (2015), for which she won her first Tony Award.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. He is a screenwriter and playwright.

Personal Quotes (1)

[re Rush (2013)] I remember the terrible looks I used to get when I said I was working on a script about Tony Blair and the Queen after the death of [Princess] Diana, or about Richard Nixon and David Frost. People would question my sanity. At least this one has cars, sex and death. To me it felt like Iron Man (2008).

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