ScreenWriter Andrew Davies Talks About MasterPiece Theater, Films & Charles Dickens!!
If you are Anglophile or a lover of the BBC & Masterpiece Theater Classics, you will recognize the work of Andrew Davies— not in front of the camera but in crafting novels for film as well as television. This master of creating enticing, enthralling and intoxicating films has written so many screenplays that you wonder how he could have much time for life.
Andrew Davies is an amazing man — he’s got a great grasp history, of writing unique and interesting characters.
Andrew Davies was here in LA for the Television Critics Association Tour and courtesy of WGBH/PBS and Olivia Wong I was able to interview Andrew Davies along with Timothy Spall (Oliver Twist, best known for a role in Harry Potter) and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit)
Here’s the interview with Andrew Davies (I could have talked to him for a much longer period– particularly since he did the screenplay of Bridget Jones and the Tailor of Panama)
His CV is an incredible list of screenplays including– and this isn’t comprehensive either!!
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Affinity (2008/I) (writer)
“Sense and Sensibility” (3 episodes, 2008)
Sleep with Me (2008) (TV) (screenplay)
A Room with a View (2007) (TV) (screenplay)
“Fanny Hill” (2007) TV series (screenplay)
Northanger Abbey (2007) (TV) (screenplay)
The Diary of a Nobody (2007) (TV) (writer)
“The Line of Beauty” (3 episodes, 2006)
The Chatterley Affair (2006) (TV) (written by)
“Bleak House” (15 episodes, 2005) aka Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (USA)
Falling (2005) (TV) (screenplay)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) (screenplay)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) (screenplay)
The Tailor of Panama (2001) (screenplay)
Take a Girl Like You (2000) (TV) (writer)
Thank you to Andrew Davies for giving me his time for such a lengthy interview.
Also thank you to PBS’ WGBH and Olivia Wong for making this all possible. Without Olivia, I would never have had the chance to do this.