Matt Charman

Screenwriter, Film writer

1979 –


Who is Matt Charman?

Matt Charman is a British playwright.

Charman was born on the 5 June 1979 in Crawley, West Sussex.

His first play, A Night at the Dogs, was selected from over 700 entries to win the 2004 Verity Bargate Award.

His second and third plays, The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder and The Observer both premiered at the London's Royal National Theatre, where he has also served as Writer in Residence - he also collaborated with Moira Buffini, Penelope Skinner and Jack Thorne on Greenland at that venue.

He took part in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six Books where wrote a piece based upon a chapter of the King James Bible.

In 2013 his play The Machine premiered at the Manchester International Festival, focusing on the story of the Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov chess match. It later transferred to Park Avenue Armoury in New York. In 2014 Our Zoo, written by Charman, was broadcast.


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Jun 5, 1979
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013