Lee Hall


Lee Hall was born and brought up in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He learned theatre at various Youth Theatres in the North East and Cambridge University. He has written for Radio, Theatre, Television, Film and Opera, and wrote the screenplay of Billy Elliot.

Theatre includes: Network (Broadway), Network (National Theatre), Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre of Scotland/Live Theatre/UK Tour/National Theatre/West End), The Pitmen Painters (Live Theatre/National Theatre/Broadway/West End), Billy Elliot - The Musical (West End), Cooking with Elvis (Newcastle/West End).

Theatre Adaptation include: Shakespeare In Love (Noel Coward Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Bristol Old Vic), The Good Hope (National Theatre), Mother Courage (UK Tour/West End), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Lyric Hammersmith), A Servant to Two Masters (RSC/Young Vic), Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (Almeida Theatre).

Film includes: Rocketman (Rocket Pictures), Victoria and Abdul (Working Title), War Horse (DreamWorks), Billy Elliot (Working Title).

Opera includes:  English adaptation of Il Pagliacci (ENO).

Radio includes: For the BBC, I Luv You Jimmy Spud, Spoonface Steinberg, The Love Letters of Ragie Patel, The Sorrows of Sandra Saint, Blood Sugar, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (from Vargas Llosa), Gristle, Child of the Snow, Children of the Rain.