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John McGrath

John McGrath was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, in 1935. After national service and Oxford University, he wrote and directed for theatre and television, as well as writing for cinema. Early work included "Z-Cars" for BBC-TV (1962), "Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun" (1966) and the screenplay for "Billion Dollar Brain" (1976). In 1971, together with Elizabeth MacLennan, he co-founded the 7:84 Theatre Company, which divided into Scottish and English companies in 1973 with McGrath remaining as...See more