Peter Straughan

Peter Straughan

Peter Straughan (born 1968) is a playwright and author, based in the north-east of England.

Peter Straughan was the writer-in-residence at Newcastle's Live Theatre Company. Whilst there, Live staged his plays Bones and Noir. Both of these plays have displayed Straughan's talent for writing dark, twisted and witty stories. Straughan has now penned a number of different stories over various media, from his screenplay Three Bad Men to his radio play The Ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca Which Can Also Be Used as a Table.

Peter's first ambition was to be a professional musician and he achieved this while playing bass guitar with Newcastle-based band The Honest Johns. Peter spent 4 years touring and recording with the band through the late 80's and into the early 90's before leaving to take up full-time education at Newcastle University. While Peter was a student he was also a member of the band Cactusman. They played many gigs in Newcastle including 'The Riverside' The band also appeared on the CD recording 'North of London' with the song 'Killer' penned by Peter in his distinctive 'dark' style ('North of London' a compilation of songs by various North East bands) In 2004 The Honest Johns re-formed without Peter although they are still in (very occasional) contact.

He also co-wrote the 2006 feature film, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution and adapted Toby Young's memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. He is the writer of the 2009 film, The Men Who Stare at Goats.

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DVD & BluRay by Peter Straughan on Amazon
The Goldfinch [DVD] [2019] The Goldfinch [DVD] [2019]
by John Crowley, with Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Ashleigh Cummings, published by Warner Bros.
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The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009] The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009]
by Grant Heslov, with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Robert Patrick, published by Entertainment One.
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Sixty Six [DVD] Sixty Six [DVD]
by Paul Weiland, with David Bark-Jones, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Dresner, Stephen Greif, Timothy Hallett, published by Universal Pictures UK.
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Ghost Town / How to Lose Friends & Alienate People [DVD] Ghost Town / How to Lose Friends & Alienate People [DVD]
by Robert B. Weide, David Koepp, with Simon Pegg, Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais, Jordan Carlos, Dequina Moore, published by Paramount Home Entertainment.
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Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution [DVD] [2007] Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution [DVD] [2007]
by Bille Eltringham, with Catherine Tate, Iain Glen, Brittany Ashworth, Heike Makatsch, Jessica Barden, published by Whv.
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by Grant Heslov, with Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Stephen Lang, published by STUDIOCANAL.
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Peter Straughan's most consulted movies
The Debt
Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who endeavored to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal - the Surgeon of Birkenau - in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel...
Genre: Drama Thriller Actors: Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren Release date: 30 September 2011
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Genre: Thriller Actors: Colin Firth, Gary Oldman Release date: 30 January 2012
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Genre: Drama Comedy Actors: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney Release date: 6 November 2009 All the cinema in video