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John McGrath (I) (1935–2002)

John McGrath was born on June 1, 1935 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He was a writer and director, known for The Bofors Gun (1968), Carrington (1995) and Six (1964). He was married to Elizabeth MacLennan. He died on January 22, 2002 in Edinburgh, Scotland. See full bio »

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Known For

Carrington Producer
Six Writer
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  Screen Two (TV Series) (1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Half the Picture (1996)
- The Long Roads (1993) ... (writer)
 1994 Mairi Mhor
 1991 Robin Hood (teleplay)
 1990 Border Warfare (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer)
 1987 There Is a Happy Land (TV Mini Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1986 Blood Red Roses (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Anger and War (1986)
 1971-1980 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Bouncing Boy (1972) ... (writer)
- Orkney (1971) ... (writer)
 1977 Once Upon a Union (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1973 2nd House (TV Series) (play "Soft or a Girl" - 1 episode)
- 2nd House in Liverpool (1973) ... (play "Soft or a Girl")
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1973) ... (screenplay)
 1970 Ende der Vorstellung 24 Uhr (TV Movie) (novel "A Danish Gambit")
 1970 The Reckoning (screenplay)
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers (adaptation)
 1968 The Bofors Gun (adaptation) / (play "Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun")
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain (screenplay)
 1966 Five More (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shotgun (1966) ... (writer)
  Six (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1965) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Day of Ragnarok (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Entertainers (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Relationships (1964) ... (writer)
- Life, or a Girl Called Fred (1964) ... (writer)
- Power (1964) ... (writer)
- Marriage (1964) ... (writer)
- Money (1964) ... (writer)
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- People's Property (1962) ... (writer)
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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and Richard Norton Taylor adapted the play, "Half The Picture: The Scott 'Arms to Iraq' Inquiry," at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Michael Stroud, Jan Chappell, Sylvia Syms, William Hoyland, Jeremy Clyde, Michael Culver, Raad Rawi, Robert East, and David Robb in the cast. Nicholas Kent was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

John McGraith


Elizabeth MacLennan  (his death)  (3 children)

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Two sons and one daughter

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