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Born in London, Jeffrey Caine was educated at the Universities of Sussex and Leeds. He taught English in schools and colleges for four years before becoming a professional writer.
An author of scripts for television and film, Mr. Caine is also the author of several novels. One, Heathcliff, tells the story of the "missing" years of Emily Brontë's romantic hero, following his adventures in the criminal underworld of 18th-century London and his education there by a lady of fashion.
His television works include the police drama series The Chief, starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Martin Shaw, which ran successfully for five seasons on Britain's Independent Television network and for which, as writer and series creator, Mr. Caine was nominated for a British Television Society Award.
His screenplays include GoldenEye, directed by Martin Campbell, which established Pierce Brosnan as James Bond; and Rory O'Shea Was Here, directed by Damien O'Donnell and also released by Focus Features. The latter film won the Audience Award at the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Mr. Caine was honored with the Irish Film and Television (IFTA) Award for Best Script.