John Lawton


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John Lawton is a producer/director in television who has spent much of his time interpreting the USA to the English, and occasionally vice versa. He has worked with Gore Vidal, Neil Simon, Scott Turow, Noam Chomsky, Fay Weldon, Harold Pinter and Kathy Acker. He thinks he may well be the only TV director ever to be named in a Parliamentary Bill in the British House of Lords as an offender against taste and balance. He has also been denounced from the pulpit in Mississippi as a `Communist,’ but thinks that less remarkable.

He spent most of the 90s in New York – among other things attending the writers’ sessions at The Actors’ Studio under Norman Mailer – and has visited or worked in more than half the 50 states. Since 2000 he has lived in the
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“The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability to uninformed opinion.”
John Lawton

“D’ye know the Black Swan, East India Dock Road?’ Troy shook his head. ‘Bloke found dead in his room. Blood all over the place. Door locked from the inside. A real Sherlock Holmes-er.”
John Lawton, Black Out

“Really, when you get to know him Ike’s OK. I mean not grouchy or anything and not too bright. I mean OK for a general – you wouldn’t want him to be President or anything like that.”
John Lawton, Black Out

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