Rebecca Lenkiewicz

b. 1968

Rebecca Lenkiewicz was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017.

Rebecca studied Film and English at The University of Kent. She also studied acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Rebecca co-wrote Ida with the film’s director Pawel Pawlikowski. Ida won the BAFTA for Best Film in 2015 and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film 2015.  She has co-written Disobedience, a film adapted from  Naomi Alderman’s novel which will be out in 2017 starring Rachel Weisz.  She also adapted The Sea Change which will be directed by Kristin Scott-Thomas.  She is developing a 6 hour BBC drama with Steve McQueen.

Her plays have been performed internationally. They include Soho – A Tale of Table Dancers ,The Night Season which opened at the National Theatre in 2004 and won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award. Her Naked Skin was the first play to be written by a woman at the National’s Olivier Theatre, The Painter was produced at the Arcola Theatre and Shoreditch Madonna at the Soho Theatre. Adaptations include Ibsen’s Ghosts and An Enemy of the People at the Arcola and then at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Broadway, The Invisible at the Bush,  Jane Wenham for Out of Joint and The Typist for Sky Arts.  Rebecca has written many dramas and adaptations for BBC radio including  Sarah and Ken and Ladder of Years .

 

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