2 Jul 2017

Anthony McCarten: from Ladies Night to Lennon

From Sunday Morning, 9:38 am on 2 July 2017

Anthony McCarten, one of New Zealand's finest writing exports first made his name here with Stephen Sinclair when they wrote the smash-hit Ladies Night around 30 years ago, and his 1990 comedy Weed is on at Circa Theatre in Wellington until July 30. His film The Theory of Everything led to him meeting Stephen Hawking and winning two Baftas, and being tasked with writing biopics on Freddie Mercury and Queen, Winston Churchill and soon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.