Matt Greenhalgh

Screenwriter

Following a successful career in TV Comedy and Drama, Matt Greenhalgh began his film career with the release of Control in 2007. A biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, it won Best British Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards and Matt also won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the 2008 BAFTA Awards.

Matt’s second feature film, Nowhere Boy, was a chronicle of young John Lennon’s early years, starring Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff, and was nominated for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA’s in 2010. He has since gone on to write The Look of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom, and starring Steve Coogan and Anna Friel, as well as to write and direct his two short films, Acid Burn and Supermarket Girl.

His latest feature Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool  – starring Annette Benning, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters – was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress.

He is currently writing a feature for Hardy Baker and Studiocanal.