|Born||8 July 1982|
|Alma mater||Ashfield Comprehensive School|
University of Hull
|Genre||Political drama, Comedy|
|Notable awards||Olivier Award|
James Graham FRSL (born 8 July 1982) is a British playwright and screenwriter. His work has been staged throughout the UK and internationally, at theatres including the Bush, Soho Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru and the National Theatre.
Graham's first professional play Albert's Boy was produced by the Finborough Theatre in London, where Graham became playwright-in-residence. His first major play This House was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre, where it was critically and commercially acclaimed, transferred to the larger Olivier Theatre, and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Play. This House was revived in 2016 and ran for two years, first in the West End and then on a national tour. In 2018 Graham won his first Olivier Award, for Labour of Love as best new comedy (his other play Ink was nominated for an Olivier in the same year). He wrote the book for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland, and two of his own plays, Privacy and Ink (for which he received his first Tony Award nomination), transferred to Broadway.
Graham's debut feature film X+Y premiered in 2015, and he has written numerous TV dramas, including the TV films Coalition (which won the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Film) and Brexit: The Uncivil War (nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie). In 2019 Graham wrote and executive produced a three-part TV adaptation of his stage play Quiz.
- Quiz (2019) (Three-part TV drama series for ITV)
- Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019) (Television film for Channel 4)
- Sketching (2018) (premiered at Wilton's Music Hall)
- The Culture (2017) (premiered at the Hull Truck Theatre)
- Quiz (2017) (premiered at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester)
- Labour of Love (2017) (premiered at the Noel Coward Theatre)
- Ink (2017) (premiered at the Almeida Theatre)
- Monster Raving Loony (2016) (premiered at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth)
- Coalition (2015) (Television film for Channel 4)
- The Vote (2015) (premiered at the Donmar Warehouse)
- Finding Neverland (2014) (premiered at the A.R.T.)
- The Angry Brigade (2014) (premiered at Theatre Royal, Plymouth)
- Privacy (2014) (premiered at the Donmar Warehouse)
- This House (2012) (premiered at the National Theatre)
- Sixty Six Books (co-author) (2011) (premiered at the Bush Theatre)
- Basset (2010) (National Theatre Connections play)
- The Man (2010) (premiered at the Finborough Theatre)
- The Whisky Taster (2010) (premiered at the Bush Theatre)
- A History of Falling Things (2009) (premiered at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru)
- SuddenLossOfDignity.Com (2009) written in collaboration with Zawe Ashton, Joel Horwood, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Michelle Terry (premiered at the Bush Theatre)
- Tory Boyz (2008) (premiered at the Soho Theatre)
- Sons of York (2008) (premiered at the Finborough Theatre)
- Little Madam (2007) (premiered at the Finborough Theatre)
- Eden's Empire (2006) (premiered at the Finborough Theatre)
- Albert's Boy (2005) (premiered at the Finborough Theatre)
- Chakelian, Anoosh (28 January 2013). "Ayes to the playwright: James Graham interview". Total Politics.
- Masso, Giverny (9 April 2018). "Olivier Awards 2018: Political theatre is making a comeback, says James Graham". The Stage.
- Littleton, Cynthia (16 August 2010). "ITV and AMC Order 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Cheating Drama 'Quiz'". Variety. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Flood, Alison (28 June 2018). "Royal Society of Literature admits 40 new fellows to address historical biases". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "This House 60 Years of Modern Plays". Bloomsbury. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
- Bloomsbury.com. "Bloomsbury - Search". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Wilton's Music Hall | James Graham's Sketching". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Hull Truck Theatre". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- Supercool (20 August 2017). "Quiz | Chichester Festival Theatre". Chichester Festival Theatre. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
- "Labour of Love, a new comedy by James Graham". Labour of Love.
- Kenny, Fred. "Spring 2017 Season - Spring 2017 - What's on & Tickets - Almeida - About Us". almeida.co.uk.
- "Thereviewshub.com". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
- Mountford, Fiona (7 March 2015). "James Graham interview: meet the writer bringing drama to this year's election race". independent.co.uk. The Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Shao, Yiqing (11 July 2014). "Writer James Graham Talks New Musical Finding Neverland". Boston Magazine.
- "The Angry Brigade, Theatre Royal, Plymouth - Kate Maltby". 26 September 2014.
- Spencer, Charles (22 April 2014). "Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, review" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "This House on Tour - in the UK from February to June 2018". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
- "Curtis Brown". www.curtisbrown.co.uk.
- "Finborough Theatre". www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.
- "The Whisky Taster", Bushtheatre.co.uk Archived 24 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- Bushtheatre.co.uk Archived 11 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Finborough Theatre". www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.
- "Little Madam". www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk. Finborough Theatre.
- "Eden's Empire". www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk. Finborough Theatre.
- "Alberts Boy - 2005 - Finborough Theatre". www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.