Peter Straughan is a playwright, screenwriter and author. Straughan co-wrote the 2006 feature film, Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution and adapted Toby Young’s memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. He is the writer of the 2009 film, The Men Who Stare At Goats, and co-writer of the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a screenplay he wrote in collaboration with his late wife Bridget O’Connor. O’Connor died of cancer, aged 49, in 2010, before the film was released. They were awarded a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 2014, Straughan co-wrote Frank with Jon Ronson, a feat which earned them the BIFA Award for Best Screenplay.
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