- Roy Minton
Roy Minton (born, in
Nottingham England) is an English playwright best know for "Scum", and his work with Alan Clarke. He is notable for having written over 30 one-off scripts for London Weekend Television, Rediffusion, BBC, ATV, Granada, Thames Televisionand Yorkshire Television, including Sling Your Hook, Horace, Funny Farm, Scum, Goodnight Albert, and The Hunting of Albert Crane.
He has translated and performed several of his plays overseas and at festivals in the UK, including a reading of his play for Scum at the
Royal Shakespeare Company, London; and Gradual Declineat the Riverside StudiosLondon.
Minton also wrote the screenplay for
Scrubbers, a film from which he disassociates himself totally. During his absence overseas, he felt the original screenplay had been “savaged” and describes the final production as “...arguably the worst film ever made.”
Born in Nottingham England, Minton won a two-year
scholarshipat the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He worked as an actorprior to writing full time. He was winner of a BBCplaywriting competition, received the Art Council Awardand was resident dramatistat the Nottingham Playhouse.
Working Weekend" BBC
A Kiss on the Peke" Radio Telefis Eirann, Dublin.
The Gold Medallist" BBC
Films and Plays for Television
Bovver" One-act play. Prompt Series, Hutchinson.
* "Scum" Novel adapted from the film script. Hutchinson/Arrow Books
Minton lives in
north Londonand continues to write novels, scripts and plays. He is currently working on his autobiography.
Arts Council Award
* [http://royminton.blogspot.com/ Roy Minton’s Blog.]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591736/ IMDB entry for Roy Minton.]
* [http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/439310/index.html Scum (TV drama)] at the
* [http://www.625.org.uk/biograph/biogmint.htm 625.org biography]
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