Articles about Jack Thorne
Calling for Help
Writer Jack Thorne and stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham reveal how they prepared for Help, Channel 4’s hard-hitting feature-length drama about the devastating impact of Covid-19 on a care home.
Executive producer Jane Tranter and writer Jack Thorne explain why the second season of Philip Pullman adaptation His Dark Materials has a different feel from the first and discuss the pitfalls of bringing the beloved book trilogy to the screen.
All that jazz
Pitch-perfect music meets Parisian drama in a Netflix series about an American jazz club in the French capital. Writer Jack Thorne and star Joanna Kulig invite DQ to The Eddy.
How The Accident happened
Genevieve Barr, Mark Lewis Jones and Adrian Scarborough discuss their roles in four-part miniseries The Accident and explain how Jack Thorne’s scripts explore a community torn apart by tragedy.
As Jack Thorne’s The Accident hits screens, DQ speaks to stars Adrian Scarborough, Genevieve Barr and Mark Lewis Jones to discuss the themes behind the Channel 4 miniseries and find out how it balances grief and humour.
Stephen Graham gives an award-winning performance as a man facing up to his haunting past in Channel 4 miniseries The Virtues. Shane Meadows, the director known for This Is England, details how his own life experiences inspired the drama.
Telling the truth
Factual dramas are a staple of the scripted television landscape and can often be relied upon to bring in big ratings. DQ explores how these series are developed and brought to air, with contributions from the writers behind Waco and Kiri.
Jack of all trades
As British drama Kiri makes its US debut, writer Jack Thorne tells DQ about penning the four-part miniseries and his approach to writing, with upcoming projects including The Eddy and His Dark Materials.
Train of thought
Multi-award-winning writer Jack Thorne chose The Commuter as his entry into sci-fi anthology series Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. Here, the writer, director Tom Harper and stars Tuppence Middleton and Anthony Boyle discuss making the episode and the dilemma at its heart.
Channel 4 tackles tough subject in National Treasure
Operation Yewtree, the investigation led by British police into historical sexual abuse carried out by Jimmy Savile and other high-profile personalities, is now the subject of four-part drama National Treasure. DQ hears from writer Jack Thorne and stars Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters.
Watch your language
Subtitles are now a familiar element of many TV dramas, but how are languages changing the stories we watch and the way these shows are made?
Thorne gets stuck into Dark Materials
Jack Thorne’s quest for domination of European screenwriting took another leap forward this week with news that he will pen the BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials. Elsewhere, HBO puts a different spin on Vinyl and Playground options two books.
Morgan and Thorne doing it write
Peter Morgan has taken home an RTS writing award for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, while Jack Thorne has received Bafta nominations for three separate projects.
The Last Panthers: More than meets the eye
Ahead of The Last Panthers’ world premiere at Mipcom in Cannes this week, Michael Pickard discovers there’s much more to the drama than its classic jewellery-heist plotline suggests.
Andy Fry says recently announced dramas show the benefits to TV producers of keeping an eye on the headlines. Meanwhile, the movie adaptation trend continues – with Galaxy Quest among the latest batch of films being reworked for the small screen.