Moira Buffini

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Moira Buffini


Moira Buffini is a dramatist working across the fields of Theatre, Film and TV. Her plays include Welcome to Thebes and Dinner (Olivier nomination) and, with Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris for the National Theatre; Olivier Award-winning Handbagged for the Tricycle; Dying for It (adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s the Suicide) and Marianne Dreams (adapted from Catherine Storr’s book) for the Almeida; A Vampire Story for National Theatre Connections; Loveplay for the RSC; Silence, which won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, for Birmingham Rep; Gabriel (LWT Plays on Stage and Meyer Whitworth Awards) for Soho Theatre. Both Dinner and Handbagged have enjoyed successful transfers to the West End.

In film, her screenplays include Tamara Drewe directed by Stephen Frears; Jane Eyre, directed by Cary Fukanaga, Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan and Viceroy’s House co written and directed by Gurinder Chada. She has also written and directed a short film, Father and has been commissioned by BBC Films to write and direct her first full-length feature. Currently, she is co-creator and writer of Harlots for ITV and Hulu.

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