Jonathan Harvey grew up in Liverpool. He began writing while in school at Hull University, and became a teacher in a comprehensive school in Thamesmead, London. While teaching, he was commissioned by Elyse Dodgson, then director of the Royal Court Young People's Theatre, to write a play for the theatre, resulting in "Wildfire" and an eight-week engagementat the National Theatre Studio. Other plays include "Babies," which won Harvey the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright award, and most recently "Boom Bang-a-Bang." BEAUTIFUL THING, which Harvey wrote for the stage in 1994, is his first film.
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