Peter Morgan

After nearly two decades paying his dues by writing industrial videos and TV projects, Briton Peter Morgan emerged as the "it" screenwriter of 2006, thanks to the royal successes of two critically acclaimed films, "The Queen" and "Last King of Scotland." This celebrated storyteller gave the historical drama genre a much-needed shot in the arm with his apolitical approach to portraying public figures as real human beings involved in interesting and complex relationships - characterizations he p tically supported with both fact and fiction. Morgan delved into the inner of these high-profile lives in a way that was compelling and completely entertaining to critics and audiences alike. As the 2006 awards nominations began to roll in, it became clear that Morgan was on his way to becoming a member of a very small club - screenwriters who movie audiences asked for by name.