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Steven Knight



As co-creator of the original, British iteration of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Steve Knight could have easily lived out the rest of his life on the no doubt considerable residuals from the international-smash game show. Instead, he used his small-screen victory as a launching pad for an entirely different career path, as a screenwriter of distinctive, socially conscious dramas and thrillers. Born in Marlborough and raised in Birmingham, England, Knight got his start in advertising and radio upon graduation from college. Freelancing for television in the late '80s and '90s -- during which time he also wrote three novels -- he hit upon his greatest success with Millionaire. In 2002, his first screenplay, Dirty Pretty Things, was brought to the screen by director Stephen Frears; a tale of economic injustice and underworld corruption among London's illegal immigrant community, it garnered much acclaim, not to mention a respectable box-office take. The well-received abolitionist period drama Amazing Grace followed, as did a contemporary take on similar subject matter: Eastern Promises, a look at the criminal underbelly behind human trafficking in London. Knight then set to work adapting one of his own novels, the New York-set Alphabet City, for the screen.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet World War Z 2
  • Screenwriter
2017
61% Allied
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2016
30% Burnt
  • Screenwriter
2015
72% Pawn Sacrifice
  • Screenwriter
2015
68% The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Screenwriter
2014
91% Locke
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
43% Closed Circuit
  • Screenwriter
2013
49% Redemption
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Hummingbird
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Emma's War
  • Screenwriter
2011
89% Eastern Promises
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2007
70% Amazing Grace
  • Screenwriter
2007
94% Dirty Pretty Things
  • Screenwriter
2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
91% Peaky Blinders
2013-2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Actor
77% Taboo
2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest

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