Barrie Keeffe

Biography of Barrie Keeffe

Barrie Colin Keeffe (born 31 October 1945) is an English dramatist and screenwriter, best known for his screenplay for the 1981 film The Long Good Friday.

Keeffe was educated at East Ham Grammar School. He joined the National Youth Theatre as an actor, but actually started work as a journalist. His first television play, Substitute, was produced in 1972 and his first theatre play, Only a Game, in 1973, and in 1975 he became a full-time playwright. He was writer-in-residence at the Shaw Theatre in 1977, resident playwright with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978, and associate writer with the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 1986 to 1991. He taught dramatic writing at City University, London from 2002 to 2005. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Warwick.

Barrie Keeffe's Works:

Only a Game (1973)
A Sight of Glory (1975)
Scribes (1975)
Here Comes the Sun (1976)
Gimme Shelter (1977)
A Mad World My Masters (1977, 1984)
Barbarians (1977)
Frozen Assets (1978)
Sus (1979)
Bastard Angel (1980)
She's So Modern (1980)
Black Lear (1980)
Chorus Girls (1981)
Better Times (1985)
King of England (1988)
My Girl (1989)
Not Fade Away (1990)
Wild Justice (1990)
I Only Want to Be With You (1995)
The Long Good Friday (1997)
Shadows on the Sun (2001)
Still Killing Time (2006)
Substitute (1972)
Not Quite Cricket (1977)
Gotcha (1977)
Nipper (1977)
Champions (1978)
Hanging Around (1978)
Waterloo Sunset (1979)
King (1984)

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