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Moira Buffini


Moira Buffini, a native of the U.K., works as both a screenwriter and a playwright.

With regard to the former, her most recent credit was the screenplay adaptation of Tamara Drewe, also for Jane Eyre production company Ruby Films. Stephen Frears directed the pastoral comedy, which was based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel of the same name, starring Gemma Arterton. The movie world-premiered at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival.

As playwright, Ms. Buffini’s most recent work was Welcome to Thebes, which debuted at the National Theatre in June 2010 in a staging directed by Sir Richard Eyre.

She has been honored with the LWT, Whiting, and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize awards for her playwriting. Among her plays are Gabriel, which was originally staged at London’s Soho Theatre in 1997 and was revived off-Broadway in 2010 by the Atlantic Theater Company; Dinner, for which she was an Olivier Award nominee; Dying for It; Loveplay; Silence; and A Vampire Story. She is working on a screenplay adaptation of the latter.

Ms. Buffini is currently writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio.

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