Julian Peter Robin Morgan, CBE (born 10 April 1963) is a British playwright and screenwriter. He wrote the plays behind The Audience and Frost/Nixon, as well as the screenplays for The Queen (2006), Frost/Nixon (2008), The Damned United (2009), and Rush (2013).
Morgan wrote The Deal (2003), Longford (2006), and The Special Relationship (2010) for television. He is the creator and showrunner of the Netflix series The Crown (2016–present). He received a British Film Institute Fellowship in February 2017.
Early Life Of Peter Morgan
Morgan was born in London’s Wimbledon. His father, Arthur Morgenthau, was a German Jew who fled the Nazis and arrived in London in 1933. His mother, Inga, was a Catholic Pole who fled the Soviets.
When Morgan was nine years old, his father passed away. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in fine art while attending St. Paul’s School in London and Downside School in Somerset for boarding school.
Personal Life Of Morgan
Morgan married Princess Anna Carolina von Schwarzenberg, the daughter of Czech politician and nobleman Prince Karl von Schwarzenberg, civilly in London on July 28, 1997, and religiously on September 6, 1997, in Murau, Austria. They have five kids. They lived in Battersea, South London until the family relocated to Vienna in the winter of 2006.
They divorced in 2014, and he now lives in London. From summer 2016 to December 2020, he was in a relationship with actress Gillian Anderson. In the 2016 New Year Honours, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama.
He received a British Film Institute(BFI) Fellowship in February 2017. He was honored by the American Film Institute with a tribute to his career at the AFI FEST 2019 in November 2019. The University of Leeds, his alma mater, awarded him an Honorary Degree in Letters in July 2016.
Net Worth Of Peter
Acknowledge.com estimates that Peter Morgan’s net worth is in excess of $90 million. He is one of the most well-known screenwriters in the world and receives a salary of more than $1 million per episode.
He receives a salary of more than $1 million per episode for the television series “The Crown.” The Crown on Netflix is currently being created and directed by him. He received a salary of over $4 Million for the film “Rush.” He was paid $5 million for the role in Bohemian Rhapsody.
In 2002, Morgan wrote and produced the television series “The Jury”. Then, in 2016, he created and produced the television series ‘The Crown,’ which debuted that year. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films and television series, including ‘King Ralph,’ ‘Martha,’ ‘Meet Frank,’ ‘Daniel and Laurence,’ ‘The Queen,’ ‘The Last King of Scotland,’ ‘The Other Boleyn Girl,’ ‘Frost/Nixon,’ ‘The Damned United,’ ‘360,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘Rush’.
Throughout his career, he has won over 30 awards, including the Golden Globe Award for “Best Screenplay – Motion Picture” for ‘The Queen.’ Additionally, he has been nominated for Academy Awards for the films Frost/Nixon and The Queen.
Since 2016, he has been with Gillian Anderson. Morgan’s feature movie Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), is a biopic about rock musician and Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury. He began writing the screenplay in 2010. The film grossed a whopping $903.7 million at the box office.
However, the film received mixed reviews, with critics praising Malek’s central performances while criticizing its editing, directing, and pacing. Stephanie Zacharek, a film critic for Time Magazine, wrote, “In terms of filmmaking, Bohemian Rhapsody is a shambles. Some of its scenes connect awkwardly, and it hits every disaster and triumph beat squarely on the head, like a gong.”
Despite its flaws, the film won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. He created and wrote the Netflix fictional historical drama series The Crown, a biographical story about Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby starred as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret in the first season.
Jared Harris and John Lithgow played King George VI and Winston Churchill, respectively. The series has received widespread critical acclaim and multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including wins for Foy and Lithgow for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, respectively.
Seasons 3 and 4 saw cast changes, with Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Helena Bonham Carter replacing Foy, Smith, and Kirby. Morgan was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for writing the episodes “Assassins,” “Mystery Man,” and “Aberfan.”
The fourth season of The Crown premiered to critical acclaim on November 15, 2020. According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has 96% critical consensus, making it the highest rated of the four so far.
The Crown seasons five and six are currently in production and will most likely be released at the end of 2022 and 2023, respectively. According to creator Peter Morgan, season six will be the final one.
Patriots, Morgan’s first play since The Audience, will premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London on July 2nd, with an opening night on July 12th and performances through August 20th. Patriots will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End from May 2023, following a successful run at the Almeida Theatre on August 19, 2022. The majority of the original cast will return.
How old is Peter Morgan?
Peter Morgan was born on April 10, 1963, and is currently 59 years old.
How tall is Peter Morgan?
Peter Morgan’s height is 1.87 m, which is equal to 6 ft 2 in.