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Joe Penhall (born 1967) is a British playwright and screenwriter.

Born in London, his first major play was Some Voices for the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1994, which won the John Whiting Award. It has twice been revived off Broadway. Penhall won the Laurence Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for Blue/Orange, a play about the dynamics between a young black schizophrenic man and two psychiatrists in a London mental hospital. It premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, directed by Roger Michell, with Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the cast. Blue/Orange transferred to the Duchess Theatre, London in the following year.

Also in 2000, Penhall adapted Some Voices for film. Directed by Simon Cellan-Jones, it starred Daniel Craig and Kelly Macdonald, and premiered at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

Penhall adapted Ian McEwan's novel Enduring Love for a 2004 film starring Rhys Ifans and Daniel Craig, and wrote the screenplay for BBC2's BAFTA nominated four-part dramatisation of Jake Arnott's East-End gangster novel The Long Firm.

His next play Dumb Show, a comic attack on the excesses of tabloid journalists, was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Terry Johnson in 2004. Penhall has said that after writing Blue/Orange -- a 'huge dark play' -- he wanted to write a 'small light play'.

Landscape With Weapon, about a brilliant young engineer who invents an innovative and devastating weapon of mass destruction, was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007, directed by Roger Michell. The cast included Tom Hollander and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Penhall adapted The Road by Cormac McCarthy for the screen in 2009. The film was directed by John Hillcoat and starred Viggo Mortensen. He also wrote the BBC Two detective series "Moses Jones."

He has directed at the Royal Court Theatre, and his first short film The Undertaker premiered at the London Film Festival, starring Rhys Ifans.

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Total Books: 18
2016 - Blue/orange [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781350011953
ISBN-10: 1350011959
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Reference

2012 - Birthday [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408172919
ISBN-10: 1408172917
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

Haunted Child
2011 - Haunted Child [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408159651
ISBN-10: 1408159651
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays Blue/Orange Elmina's Kitchen Realism Gone Too Far Pornography
The Road
2010 - The Road [Screen and Cinema] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408127421
ISBN-10: 1408127423

Penhall Plays 2
2008 - Penhall Plays 2 [Methuen Drama Contemporary Dramatists - v. 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713689433
ISBN-10: 0713689439
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Landscape with Weapon
2008 - Landscape with Weapon [Methuen Drama] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713688054
ISBN-10: 071368805X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Blue /  Orange
2006 - Blue / Orange (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781580813389
ISBN-10: 1580813380
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Poetry & Drama, Literature & Fiction

Dumb Show
2005 - Dumb Show [Methuen Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413774804
ISBN-10: 0413774805
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Penhall Plays 1
2005 - Penhall Plays 1 [Methuen Contemporary Dramatists] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413731500
ISBN-10: 0413731502
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

2003 - Blue/orange (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780822219354
ISBN-10: 0822219352
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Blue Orange
2002 - Blue Orange (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780413752703
ISBN-10: 0413752704
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Some Voices  Pale Horse
1996 - Some Voices Pale Horse [Methuen Modern Plays Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413704405
ISBN-10: 0413704408
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pale Horse
Pale Horse [Royal Court Writers Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413704108
ISBN-10: 0413704106

Love  Understanding
Love Understanding (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822216889
ISBN-10: 0822216884
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Some Voices
Some Voices (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822219385
ISBN-10: 0822219387
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pale Horse
Pale Horse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822219392
ISBN-10: 0822219395
Genre: Literature & Fiction