Films and Television
Great Expectations (2012)
A feature-film adaptation of Great Expectations. I've written the script, Mike Newell is the director, and the wonderful cast includes Jeremy Irvine as Pip, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Helena Bonham-Carter as Miss Havisham, Robbie Coltrane as Jaggers, Holliday Grainger as Estella and Ewen Bremner as Wemmick.
One Day (2011)
A film adaptation of the one Day Book. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess
Tess Of The D'urbervilles (2008)
An adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne and Hans Matheson.
And When Did You Last See Your Father (2007)
Adapted from the memoir by Blake Morrison, and starring Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth and Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Anand Tucker.
Starter For Ten (2006)
The feature adaptation of the novel, starring James MacAvoy, Rebecca Hall, Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dominic Cooper. Directed by Tom Vaughan.
Sarah Parish and Peter Capaldi starred as feuding married couple on a disastrous holiday in Spain.
Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing (2004)
Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis and Billie Piper starred in this one-off reimagining of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. The production was nominated for a BAFTA as best single drama.
Rescue Me (2002)
A six-part series starring Sally Phillips as a journalist on a womens’ magazine.
Cold Feet (2001)
I wrote four episodes of Mike Bullen’s hit TV series, episodes 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the third series.
I Saw You (2001-2002)
This was my first produced TV script. A modern screwball comedy starring Fay Ripley and Paul Rhys, this was about a lovelorn optician who meets the girl of his dreams, then promptly loses her again. He places an ad in the local ‘I Saw You’ column, only to run into trouble when the wrong girl replies…. The pilot of I SAW YOU won the best single drama prize at the Banff TV festival, and led to three further episodes in 2002./
My first produced piece of work, Simpatico is an adaptation of a stage-play by Sam Shepard which I co-wrote with the director Matthew Warchus. A noir-ish thriller set against the background of horse-racing scams, it stars Albert Finney, Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Catherine Keener.
Born in 1966 in Eastleigh, Hampshire. David attended Toynbee Comprehensive school...Read More..
Blog / News
Any regular visitors to this website will have come to the realisation that I am not one of life's natural bloggers.
I'm delighted to know that setting-up this website...
Thursday 4th February, paperback publication day! And also, I notice, a full two months since I promised to update my blog. Actually, the publication of the paperback is a strange sort of non-event for an author, as I’m never quite sure what I’m meant to do. Go to bookshops and sort of…hang around?
When I started this website, I made a firm resolution to myself that I’d keep it up to date....
This is my first website diary entry, in which I'll endeavour to keep you updated on forthcoming events and projects...