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Steven Knight (born 1959) is a British screenwriter and film director. Knight has written scripts for numerous British television programmes such as the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, BBC's Commercial Breakdown, The Detectives and others. However, he is best known for screenplays he wrote for films Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises. His work on the screenplay for Dirty Pretty Things earned him the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay and London Film Critics Circle award for British Screenwriter of the Year. The screenplay was also nominated for several other awards including the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.Knight wrote a draft of a screenplay based on the book Shutter Island written by Dennis Lehane, but the draft that was used for the movie of the same name was written by Laeta Kalogridis.FilmographyYearTitleCredit1993–1997The DetectivesWriter for 13 episodes of the programme1998Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Writer for UK version of the TV programme (unknown episodes)2002Dirty Pretty ThingsScreenwriter2006Amazing GraceScreenwriter2007Eastern PromisesScreenwriter2012The Lost SymbolScreenwriter (Replaced by Dan Brown as of December 2010)2013HummingbirdDirector, screenwriter2013Closed CircuitScreenwriter2013Peaky BlindersCreator, screenwriter2014LockeDirector, screenwriter2014TabooScreenwriterReferences^ British Screenwriter of the Year, London Film Critics Circle. Accessed July 29, 2008.^ 76th Academy Awards Nominees and Winners, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Accessed July 29, 2008.^ Film Nominations 2002, British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Accessed July 29, 2008.^ Shutter Island, Variety. Accessed July 29, 2008.
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