Friday, 9 July 2010

BAFTA: A Tribute to Troy Kennedy Martin

BAFTA have posted a 30-minute video from an evening of tribtues to the late Troy Kennedy Martin.

On 27 April 2010, seven months after the death of one of Britain’s most important screenwriters, Troy Kennedy Martin, BAFTA hosted an evening of tributes from those who knew him.

After a career spanning over five decades, Troy Kennedy Martin is responsible for an impressive body of work and has left an indelible impression on the history of television. His work has touched the lives of millions of people all over the world and shaped the vocabulary of television today. 

Kennedy Martin’s array of television successes include Z-Cars, The Sweeney and Edge of Darkness. He also made regular forays into cinematic script writing, most notably with his screenplay for The Italian Job. His humour, originality and intelligence can be found in every scene he worked on and colleagues note the unique and innovative forms he brought to Television drama in their tributes.

Introduced by fellow writer GF Newman, tributes are heard from friends and former colleagues, including director and writer Ken Loach, producer Michael Wearing and director Martin Campbell who sends his message all the way from Louisiana.

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