Maurice Bernard GRAN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1949-10-26
Education William Ellis GS London, UCL (BSc)
Books & Publications with Laurence Marks: Holding the Fort (1981), The New Statesman Scripts (1992), Dorien's Diary (1993)
Recreations watching football, buying clothes, fell walking, theatre, cinema
Clubs Groucho, Arsenal FC
Style Maurice Gran, Esq
Career mgmnt trainee Dept of Employment, various mgmnt appts Employment Services Agency 1974-80, television scriptwriter 1980-; creator and writer (with Laurence Marks, qv): Holding the Fort 1979-82, Roots, Shine on Harvey Moon 1982-85 and 1995, Roll Over Beethoven, Relative Strangers, The New Statesman 1987-91, Birds of a Feather 1989-99 and 2014, Snakes and Ladders, So You Think You've Got Troubles, Get Back, Love Hurts 1991-93, Wall of Silence (film) 1993, Goodnight Sweetheart 1994-99, Mosley (min-series) 1997, Dirty Work 2000, Believe Nothing 2002, Playing God (Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough) 2005, New Statesman (Trafalgar Studios London and tour) 2006-07, Dreamboats and Petticoats (Savoy Theatre London and nat tour) 2009 and (Playhouse Theatre London and nat tours) 2010-14 (Best Musical Olivier Award 2010), Von Ribbentrop's Watch (Oxford Playhouse and tour) 2010, Save the Last Dance for Me (nat tours 2012-14), Dreamboats and Miniskirts (Windsor and nat tour) 2014-15, Love Me Do (Watford Palace Theatre) 2014; radio plays (with Laurence Marks): My Blue Heaven trilogy (Radio 4), Dr Freud Will See You Now Mrs Hitler (Radio 4), Von Ribbentrop's Watch (Radio 4), Love Me Do (Radio 4); fndr (with Laurence Marks and Allan McKeown, qv) Alomo Productions 1988 (now part of Thames Talkback plc); memb Cncl BAFTA 1994-95; Awards Silver Medal Int Film and TV Festival NY for Relative Strangers 1985, Int Emmy for The New Statesman 1988, BAFTA Best Comedy Award for The New Statesman 1990, Mitsubishi TV Sitcom of the Year for Birds of a Feather 1991, Mitsubishi TV Drama of the Year for Love Hurts 1991, BAFTA Writer's Award (jtly with Laurence Marks) 1992
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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