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Mark O'Rowe

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Boy A

★ Best Single Drama, Broadcast Awards 2008
2007 Cuba Pictures for Channel 4 / Weinstein Co Producer Lynn Horsford, Nick Marston and Tally Garner Director John Crowley Writer Mark O'Rowe Starring Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan & Katie Lyons

Boy A was adapted by Mark from Jonathan Trigell's novel. Initially aired on Channel 4 in November 2007 it also received a cinematic release in 2008. Directed by John Crowley and starring Andrew Garfield in his breakthrough role as the eponymous Boy A, this was the first production from Cuba Pictures.

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. However, the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past.

Critically acclaimed, Boy A picked up a wide range of television and film awards including a Dinard British Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Breakthrough Talent for Mark O'Rowe as well as being nominated for an IFTA for Best Script for Film.

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