OSCARS: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' — Peter Straughan

Tim Adler is a contributor to AwardsLine

Peter Straughan would sit in his attic office typing away on the script for Tinker Tailor Solider Spy listening to jazz on headphones, while downstairs his wife and writing partner Bridget O’Connor was also writing the script, based on the bestselling spy novel by John le Carré. They would email each other drafts, critiquing each other’s work as they plowed on. O’Connor, a prize-winning dramatist, found writing lonely and loved collaborating with her husband. That co-written script is now nominated for an Adapted Screenplay Oscar after collecting wins at the BAFTAs and the Online Film Critics Society among its many nominations. (more…)

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