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Rebecca Lenkiewicz


Writers: Film & Television, Writers: Playwrights

Rebecca is an acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed all over the world. She was the first living female playwright to have an original play - the celebrated HER NAKED SKIN, which explored the suffragette movement - performed on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage. Other plays include: SOHO – A TALE OF TABLE DANCERS, THE NIGHT SEASON, SHOREDITCH MADONNA, THE PAINTER, THE TYPIST, THE INVISIBLE, and JANE WENHAM. Adaptations include AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, GHOSTS, THE SOLDIER'S TALE, THE TURN OF THE SCREW, MISS JULIE, and THE TEMPEST. 

Rebecca also writes for film and television. She co-wrote the film IDA with director Pawel Pawlikowski which won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film, the BAFTA and the SPIRIT awards for the same category, and the Best Film awards at both the London Film Festival and the Warsaw Film Festival in 2013.  She has recently written a screenplay for Kristin Scott Thomas to direct, THE SEA CHANGE, and collaborated on THE SWEET LIFE with Russian director Alexander Zeldovich. She has co-written DISOBEDIENCE with Sebastian Lelio (GLORIA), a feature for Film 4 to which Rachel Weisz is attached, she is also adapting a book for Scott Free/BBC TV for Kevin MacDonald. Rebecca is presently working with Steve McQueen and Rainmark films on a 7 hour drama for the BBC and is writing a 2 hour drama MYSTERY IN WHITE for Origin Pictures/ BBC. She has also written extensively for radio.


Rebecca's screenplay IDA, co-written with Pawel Pawlikowksi, won Best Film at the 2014 London, Warsaw and Gdynia Film Festivals and the International Critics’ Prize for Special Presentations at Toronto. It also won the Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars, BAFTA and Spirit Awards.

A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

Read more about Rebecca in this article from The Guardian.

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