Irena Brignull is a screenwriter and novelist. Credits include the oscar nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, starring Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Simon Pegg. Irena was nominated for Best Screenplay for The Boxtrolls at last year’s Annie Awards. Irena’s adaptation of The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne and starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard, closed the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Irena also adapated Skellig for Sky which starred Tim Roth, John Simm and Kelly MacDonald. Her first novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy, will be published in the summer of 2016. She is currently working on the sequel, out 2017. Previously, Irena Brignull was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where she was the script editor on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, I Capture The Castle and Bravo Two Zero to name a few. Irena Brignull holds an BA in English Literature from Oxford University. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
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