Laurence Coriat

Laurence Coriat

Laurence Coriat was born in France and moved to London in her early twenties. She wrote Michael Winterbottom’s WONDERLAND which was selected in competition at Cannes in 1999 and won the best British Independent Film award that year. She co-wrote Sandra Goldbacher’s ME WITHOUT YOU, starring Michelle Williams and Anna Friel, which was unveiled at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. She went on to collaborate with Michael Winterbottom in 2006 on A MIGHTY HEART an adaptation of Marianne Pearl’s account of her husband’s kidnapping and murder, starring Angelina Jolie. She co-wrote Winterbottom’s GENOVA, which starred Colin Firth as a man struggling to cope with the death of his wife.

She worked with Marc Evans on PATAGONIA (2010), a Welsh Argentine drama starring Mathew Rhys and HUNKY DORY starring Minnie Driver (2011). In 2012 Coriat continued her collaboration with Winterbottom on the film EVERYDAY, which charts the relationship between a man, imprisoned for drug smuggling, and his wife and was shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time. The film was nominated for a Best Single Drama BAFTA in 2013.

2015 sees the release of LADY GREY set in South Africa, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Emily Mortimer and directed by Alain Choquart.

In 2016, she took part in a writers room with show-runner Hossein Amini and wrote two episodes (5&6) of MCMAFIA, Amini’s International Emmy award winning BBC series, directed by James Watkins. She worked on ICARUS an Iain Softley project about British astronaut Michael Foale who overcame a series of crises aboard the Mir space station.

Her original TV series ANIMALS based on an original idea and developed with French independent company “Haut et Court” and UK “Warp Films” was on the 2021 Brit List and is now at the BBC.

She has several other TV proposals in development: CAPITAL, an epic TV drama series about the beginnings of Wall Street with RAW TV and DMC FILMS and THE MARILYN SESSIONS developed by Germany’s Windlight Pictures with Isabel Coixet directing.

She has another feature film project in development with Isabel Coixet and is a co-writer on Michael Winterbottom’s latest film SHOSHANA which will premiere at TIFF23.