Screenwriter, Film director
Who is Matthew Chapman?
Matthew H.D. Chapman is an English journalist, screenwriter, and director. His latest film, The Ledge, which he wrote and directed, stars Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, and Patrick Wilson. It was shot in Louisiana in spring 2010 and was accepted into the main competition at Sundance 2011. Bought by IFC, it had its theatrical release in the U.S. in early summer. The film deals with an intellectual, personal, and ultimately fatal feud between an atheist and an evangelical Christian. Chapman is currently working on several scripts, including one, "The American Guest" set in Brazil in the early part of the 20th Century and another on the early days of Paul Watson, alleged eco-terrorist, founder of the Sea Shepherd organization, and currently on the run. Chapman is also developing a musical set in 15th Century Italy.
Matthew Chapman's mother Clare was the daughter of the philosophy professor and author Francis Cornford and poet Frances Cornford, and through his maternal grandmother he is a great-great grandson of Charles Darwin.
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- Sep 2, 1950
- United Kingdom
- Lived in
- Los Angeles
- New York City
on July 23, 2013
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