Peter Morgan

The Crown
Creator and showrunner

Peter Morgan is an international award-winning writer for stage, screen and film. As well as receiving Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for his screenplay for Stephen Frears’ The Queen starring Helen Mirren, Morgan won a host of international awards including, Golden Globe, British Independent Film and Evening Standard British Film Awards. 

The award-winning and Tony-nominated play Frost/Nixon received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic before being adapted into a multi–Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. The film garnered five Oscar Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. 

Morgan’s many other film credits include the award-winning The Last King of ScotlandThe Damned United and Rush. His extensive television credits include The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries, the critically acclaimed The Deal – the first part of Morgan’s Tony Blair Trilogy (BAFTA Award for Best Drama) – The Special Relationship and Longford

In 2013, Peter wrote the award-winning West End play, The Audience, starring Helen Mirren. He is the creator and showrunner of The Crown, which debuted on Netflix in 2016 and ended in 2023. The series has won numerous awards, including two Golden Globes for Best Television Series – Drama and many Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

In 2022 he wrote Patriots, a play that follows the lives of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky and his nemesis Vladimir Putin. Featuring Tom Hollander as Berezovsky and directed by Rupert Goold, the play had its initial run at The Almeida and a sell-out transfer to the West End in 2023, garnering much critical acclaim. It won Best New Play at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards and nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards. 

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