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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 The Street (2006), Cracker (1993) and Moving On (2009). See full bio »

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The Street Writer
(2006-2009)
Cracker Writer
(1993-2006)
Moving On Writer
(2009-2021)
Accused Writer
(2010-2012)

Filmography

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  Accused (TV Movie) (creator) (pre-production)
 2021 Time (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (writer)
  Moving On (TV Series) (creator - 30 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (series created by - 17 episodes, 2013 - 2021) (written by - 1 episode, 2018)
- More Than Words (2021) ... (series created by)
- Wedding Day (2021) ... (series created by)
- Frozen (2019) ... (series created by)
- A Walk in My Shoes (2019) ... (series created by)
- Isabelle (2019) ... (series created by)
 2020 Anthony (TV Movie)
 2018 Care (TV Movie)
 2017 Broken (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Father Michael (2017)
- Carl (2017)
- Roz (2017)
- Andrew (2017)
- Helen (2017)
 2016 Reg (TV Movie)
 2016 Defendant (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)
  Banished (TV Mini 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'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)
- Loss of Control (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Past Life (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Hero (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Scar (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Meet the Parents (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Cracker (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (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)
- Nine Eleven (2006)
- White Ghost (1996) ... (creator)
- True Romance: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- True Romance: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
- Best Boys: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
 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) (written by)
 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)
 1995 Go Now (TV Movie)
 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)
 1990 Coronation Street (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3115 (1990) ... (written by)
  Brookside (TV Series) (40 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (written by - 23 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Episode #1.560 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.559 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.538 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.537 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.524 (1987) ... (written by)
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Parents:

McGovern, William | Warner, Jane
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on finding out Robbie Coltrane was to be cast as Fitz in Cracker] I was suicidal.....I thought it was the biggest mistake ever made...because I had this thin wiry guy in mind. I was going to walk, I was on the phone to my agent and then the first few rushes came out .... and he was absolutely astounding. See more »

Trivia:

'Jimmy McGovern's Cracker: From Tragedy To Sucess A Noir Of The Nineties' by Josephine M Dunn (IMDb Josephine Dunn II) is now available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book ASIN B07BMC583S. It covers the 1st 3 stories in the Cracker series. A paperback will soon be available. Josephine worked with Jimmy & knew Robbie when they lived in the same road in London. Developed from a M.A. dissertation Derby ... See more »

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