John Hodge (screenwriter)


John Hodge (screenwriter)

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John Hodge (born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British screenwriter, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel "Trainspotting" into the script for the film of the same title.

Raised in Glasgow, Hodge comes from a family of doctors and carried on the tradition by studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Still a licensed, practicing doctor, Hodge started writing screenplays after meeting producer Andrew Macdonald at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1991. He moved to London and gave up working for a short period of time to concentrate on writing.

His movies include "Shallow Grave" (1994), "Trainspotting" (1996) "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), "The Beach" (2000), "The Final Curtain" (2002), and the short film "Alien Love Triangle" (2002). Most of his films are directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed cult horror movie "28 Days Later" (2002).

"Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting," and "A Life Less Ordinary" all starred Ewan McGregor. Hodge is known for being heavily influenced by American film in that he is more interested in plot than character development. In 1995 he received a BAFTA Award, and in 1996 was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for "Trainspotting".

External links

* [http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/john-hodge.html Monologue from the beginning of Trainspotting.]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388076/ Internet Movie Database entry]
* [http://www.thaistudents.com/thebeach/john.html Website about his work on "The Beach" screenplay]


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