Film4 Summer Screen

Peter Morgan: On Screenwriting and William Goldman

Film4 Summer Screen: Behind the Screen

Fri 16 Aug 2019
Doors and Drink from 18.30
Tickets £10

Doors and Drink from 18.30

Talk 19.00 - 20.00

Screening Room
South Wing

In this special in conversation event, creator of TV phenomenon The Crown, Peter Morgan will talk about a major inspiration and influence on his own life and art, the screenwriting of the late William Goldman.

With films such as The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Last King of Scotland and Rush, Peter Morgan has established himself as one of cinema’s most astute storytellers, possessing an unerring skill at finding the perfect narrative with which to guide audiences through real-life events.

A two-time Academy Award-winner, William Goldman is best-known for his screenplays for All the President’s Men, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Misery. He also wrote the beloved The Princess Bride (both novel and screen adaptation), which plays as part of Film4 Summer Screen on Sunday 11 August. Goldman was a frank and witty chronicler of Hollywood and the film industry in books such as 'Adventures in the Screen Trade' and 'Which Lie Did I Tell?'

Morgan will talk about what Goldman’s work means to him, leading to a broader discussion about the challenges and rewards of writing for film.

This event is part of Film4 Summer Screen's Behind the Screen talk series, and includes a complimentary drink.