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Dead Man Talking
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SynopsisThe plot revolves around a Producer and a Director who put on the most expensive Shakespeare production of all time. They rent the biggest theatre in the country and hire the world's most famous actor to play the lead role of King Lear. However, just before curtain up on opening night, he dies.  The single sentence synopsis is: 'A Shakespearean Weekend at Bernie's'.
CastLeads: 5M, 1F. Minor: 2M, 3F. Extras: 3M or F. (minimum 9)
Simon (40s), Richard (40s), Sir Thomas Betterman (70s+), Harry (50s), Danielle (20s), Understudy (20s) and Ray (late 40s).
ProductionSet can be minimal to extensive but movable throne a necessity.
StatusAvailable for performance
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Dead Man Talking by Thom Goddard.pdfWed, 19th Sep 2012'Dead Man Talking' full scriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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An individual BAFTA Award winning writer, director and producer, and involved in projects that have won 5 International Emmy Awards and 17 BAFTA Awards. Credits June 2010: Motion Picture Script ‘Buenos Aryans’ optioned by Universal Pictures. - Thriller based on a CIA report after World War 2 estimating a 90% probability Adolf Hitler had escaped Europe to live in Argentina. September 2009: Motion Picture Script ‘The Greatest of All Time’ optioned by Universal Pictures. - Biography of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. September 2008: Radio Play, ‘The Faith and Fire Between Us’, BBC Radio 4, Pier Productions. - The true story of a young man on a train in World War 2. He meets his parents who discover he has joined the Army and he finds out his brother has just been killed in action. May 2008 - Present: Monthly Film Reviews, West Essex Directory. June 2007 – April 2008: Staff Writer, ‘Serious Jungle’, BBC Entertainment. -Wrote scripts for Emmy and BAFTA Award winning programme. June 2005 – April 2006: Writer and Assistant Producer, BBC Entertainment. -Wrote inserts for variety of shows including ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘The National Lottery’. July 2004 – May 2005: Staff Writer, ‘Weakest Link’, BBC Entertainment. -Wrote scripts for Emmy and BAFTA Award winning programme. October 2002 – July 2004: Staff Writer, ‘Blue Peter’, BBC Children’s. - Wrote scripts for Emmy and BAFTA Award winning programme. September 2002: Writer, ‘What? Watt? Where? Ware?’, Laugh-a-Minute Theatre. - Wrote script for Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedy sketch. January 2002 - September 2002: Staff Writer, ‘Dick n Dom in da Bungalow’, BBC Children’s. - Wrote scripts, skits and jokes for double BAFTA Award winning programme. October 2001: Wrote and Produced Short Film, ‘The Weekend’. - BAFTA Award winning independent short film. March 2000 - December 2001: Producer, Director and Writer, ‘Network of the World’, ITV/TWi. - Wrote scripts and produced Dr. Brian Cox’s first television programmes. December 2000 - March 2000: Journalist and Writer, ‘Midlands Today’, BBC. - Wrote scripts and presented news reports on BBC Midlands regional programme.

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