Jake Arnott

Novelist
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Biography

The Long Firm was the bestselling debut novel of 1999. Harry Stark, the charismatic anti-hero of The Long Firm, appeared in the next two of Jake's novels, He Kills Coppers and Truecrime. Johnny Come Home followed in 2006 and the highly acclaimed The Devil's Paintbrush in 2009.

The Long Firm was made into a four-part series for BBC2 in 2004 adapted by Joe Penhall, directed by Bille Eltringham and starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Mark Strong. The series was nominated for the Best Drama Serial and Best Actor Awards at the BAFTAs.

Subsequently, his second novel, He Kills Coppers, was made into a critically acclaimed three part series for ITV1, starring Rafe Spall and Kelly Reilly. He is currently developing television projects with Red Arrow and Pulse.

His sixth novel, The House of Rumour, was published by Sceptre in July 2012.

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Book

TV

Writer

Snakes and Ladders
Pilot for 6 x 60'
 
Endor and Red Arrow
In development
 

Creator

Producer Liza Marshall
Writer Joe Penhall
Starring
  • Joe Absolom
  • Phil Daniels
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Derek Jacobi
  •  
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Producer David Boulter
    Director Adrian Shergold
    Writer Ed Whitmore
    Starring
  • Maureen Lipman
  • Mel Raido
  • Kelly Reilly
  • Rafe Spall
  •  

    Adaptation of Jake Arnott's second thriller set in gangland London of the sixties, seventies and eighties.

    Ecosse Films for ITV1
     

    Radio

    Presenter & Writer

    Producer Colin McNulty
     
    Documentary fifty years on from the Great Train Robbery
    Production Company Whistledown
    Broadcaster Radio 4
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Moss Barclay
    Director Lucas Ochoa
     

    I Wish is a film about an imposter

    Pulse Films
    In development