Matt Greenhalgh

Screenwriter, Film writer

1972 –


Who is Matt Greenhalgh?

Matt Greenhalgh is an English screenwriter.

An alumnus of Loreto College - Moss Side, City Life Magazine, The Hacienda, Hippos Nightclub Middleton and Warrington Collegiate Institute, he created and wrote all 21 episodes of the BBC television series Burn It,directing the last 3, and he wrote the Channel 4 television film Legless, which he also directed. He adapted Deborah Curtis's Touching From a Distance—a biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis—into the 2007 film Control, for which he was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay and the Carl Foreman Bafta at the 61st British Academy Film Awards. He also killed Rachel in the penultimate series of TV series 'Cold Feet'. He wrote the film 'Nowhere Boy', about a young John Lennon - directed by Sam Taylor Wood, starring Aaron Johnson. The film was nominated for a Bafta and Biffa. He was nominated for a Biffa for best Screenplay. He most recently wrote the screenplay for 'The Look of Love' - a film about the famous British pornographer Paul Raymond, directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan which premiered in Sundance FF 2013 and Berlin FF 2013.


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Salford, Greater Manchester
Also known as
  • Matthew Greenhalgh
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013