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Laurence Coriat

Writer

Laurence Coriat was born in France and moved to London in her early twenties. She wrote Michael Winterbottom’s WONDERLAND which was selected in competition at Cannes in 1999 and won the best British Independent Film award that year. She cowrote Sandra Goldbacher’s ME WITHOUT YOU, starring Michelle Williams and Anna Friel, which was unveiled at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. She went on to collaborate with Michael Winterbottom in 2006 on A MIGHTY HEART an adaptation of Marianne Pearl’s account of her husband’s kidnapping and murder, starring Angelina Jolie. She co-wrote Winterbottom’s GENOVA, which starred Colin Firth as a man struggling to cope with the death of his wife.

 

She worked with Marc Evans on “PATAGONIA” (2010), a Welsh Argentine drama starring Mathew Rhys and “HUNKY DORY” starring Minnie Driver (2011).

 

In 2012 Coriat continued her collaboration with Winterbottom on the film EVERYDAY, which charts the relationship between a man, imprisoned for drug smuggling, and his wife and was shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time. The film was nominated for a Best Single Drama Bafta in 2013.

 

2015 sees the release of LADY GREY set in South Africa, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Emily Mortimer and directed by Alain Choquart.

 

In 2016, she took part in a writers room with show-runner Hossein Amini and wrote two episodes of ‘McMafia’, Amini’s BBC series, directed by James Watkins. She worked on “ICARUS” an Iain Softley project about British astronaut Michael Foale who overcame a series of crises aboard the Mir space station. She is currently developing several TV series. ‘ANIMALS’ with French independent company “Haut et Court”, based on an original idea as well as two untitled TV projects in development with Archery Pictures and Seven Stories.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
THE FUTURE
Company:
Seven Stories
Project details:
TV Series in development
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Haut et Court
Project details:
TV Series in development
TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MCMAFIA
Company:
Cuba Pictures
Project details:
Series for BBC1
Wrote two episodes.
In a writing team led by Hossein Amini
Based on Misha Glenny’s 2008 bestselling book

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
ICARUS
Company:
Archery Pictures
Project details:
Feature to be directed by Iain Softley.
Date: 2015
Production (role):
LADYGREY
Company:
Le Bureau
Project details:
Directed by Alain Choquart
Starring Peter Sarsgaard and Emily Mortimer
Date: 2012
Production (role):
EVERYDAY
Company:
Revolution Films
Project details:
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Nominated BAFTA TV Award Best Single Drama
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HUNKY DORY
Company:
Working Title
Project details:
Directed by Marc Evans
Date: 2010
Production (role):
PATAGONIA
Company:
Rainy Day Films
Project details:
Directed by Marc Evans
Date: 2008
Production (role):
GENOVA
Company:
Revolution Films
Project details:
Starring Colin Firth and Catherine Keener.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Date: 2006
Production (role):
A MIGHTY HEART
Company:
Paramount Pictures/ Plan B
Project details:
Starring Angelina Jolie.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Executive Producer Brad Pitt.
Date: 2001
Production (role):
ME WITHOUT YOU
Company:
Fireworks
Project details:
Co-written with Sandra Goldbacher.
In competition in Venice Film Festival 2001.
Date: 1999
Production (role):
WONDERLAND
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Produced by Michelle Camarda and Andrew Eaton.
Winner: Best British Independent Film Award 1999
Nominated: Alexander Korda Award, BAFTA 2000
In competition in Cannes, 1999
SHORT FILM
Date: 2011
Production (role):
RANDOM STRANGERS
Company:
The Bureau
Project details:
Written with Alexis Dos Santos.
Directed by Alexis Dos Santos.
Date: 2007
Production (role):
NEW LOVE
Company:
Revolution Films
Project details:
Writer/ Director.
Funded by UK Film Council/ Film4.
Winner Jury Prize and Young Audience Award at Festival du Rousset 2009.
Date: 2005
Production (role):
HOLIDAY
Company:
Kelma Films
Project details:
Writer/ Director.
Screened at London Film Festival 2005.
Date: 2004
Production (role):
BEING BAD
Company:
Blue Sky Motion Pictures
Project details:
Writer/ director.
Screened at: Raindance (UK); Chicago International Film Festival (USA); Sundance (USA); Creteil International Women Film Festival (France); Seattle (USA); Melbourne Film Festival (2005)

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE FUTURE
    Company: Seven Stories
    Project details: TV Series in development
  • Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Haut et Court
    Project details: TV Series in development
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MCMAFIA
    Company: Cuba Pictures
    Project details: Series for BBC1
    Wrote two episodes.
    In a writing team led by Hossein Amini
    Based on Misha Glenny’s 2008 bestselling book

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): ICARUS
    Company: Archery Pictures
    Project details: Feature to be directed by Iain Softley.
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): LADYGREY
    Company: Le Bureau
    Project details: Directed by Alain Choquart
    Starring Peter Sarsgaard and Emily Mortimer
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): EVERYDAY
    Company: Revolution Films
    Project details: Directed by Michael Winterbottom
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award Best Single Drama
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HUNKY DORY
    Company: Working Title
    Project details: Directed by Marc Evans
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): PATAGONIA
    Company: Rainy Day Films
    Project details: Directed by Marc Evans
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): GENOVA
    Company: Revolution Films
    Project details: Starring Colin Firth and Catherine Keener.
    Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): A MIGHTY HEART
    Company: Paramount Pictures/ Plan B
    Project details: Starring Angelina Jolie.
    Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
    Executive Producer Brad Pitt.
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): ME WITHOUT YOU
    Company: Fireworks
    Project details: Co-written with Sandra Goldbacher.
    In competition in Venice Film Festival 2001.
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): WONDERLAND
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
    Produced by Michelle Camarda and Andrew Eaton.
    Winner: Best British Independent Film Award 1999
    Nominated: Alexander Korda Award, BAFTA 2000
    In competition in Cannes, 1999
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): RANDOM STRANGERS
    Company: The Bureau
    Project details: Written with Alexis Dos Santos.
    Directed by Alexis Dos Santos.
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): NEW LOVE
    Company: Revolution Films
    Project details: Writer/ Director.
    Funded by UK Film Council/ Film4.
    Winner Jury Prize and Young Audience Award at Festival du Rousset 2009.
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): HOLIDAY
    Company: Kelma Films
    Project details: Writer/ Director.
    Screened at London Film Festival 2005.
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): BEING BAD
    Company: Blue Sky Motion Pictures
    Project details: Writer/ director.
    Screened at: Raindance (UK); Chicago International Film Festival (USA); Sundance (USA); Creteil International Women Film Festival (France); Seattle (USA); Melbourne Film Festival (2005)