Born in 1966 in Eastleigh, Hampshire. David attended Toynbee Full school, and attended Barton Peveril Sixth Sort College, sooner than going to the Faculty of Bristol in 1985 to assessment English Literature and Drama.
Having graduated, and desperate to pursue a career as an actor, he gained a scholarship to assessment on the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, sooner than returning to London in 1991. There he labored in fairly a couple of bars and consuming locations sooner than lastly incomes an Equity card. He labored sporadically as an actor for the next eight years, exhibiting in performs at Battersea Arts Centre, the Finborough, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep. In between jobs he labored as a bookseller at Waterstones, Notting Hill.
A three 12 months stint on the Royal Nationwide Theatre adopted, understudying and having fun with small parts in, amongst others, Arcadia, Machinal, Inadmissable Proof and The Seagull. All through this period, he began to be taught performs and film scripts as a contract reader, sooner than taking a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader/researcher. This led to script-editing jobs at London Weekend Television and Tiger Facet Productions.
All through this period, he began to jot down down, creating an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s stage-play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus, an outdated pal from Faculty. He moreover wrote his first distinctive script, a state of affairs comedy about aggravated waiters, Prepared, which was later optioned by the BBC.
Simpatico was was a operate film in 1999, starring Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Albert Finney. This allowed David to start out out writing full-time, and his first TV manufacturing adopted shortly afterwards; I Seen You, a one-off romantic-comedy starring Paul Rhys and Fay Ripley, which gained most interesting single play on the annual BANFF television pageant. four episodes of Chilly Ft adopted, and since then David has written for film and TV along with fiction. He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards and his first novel, Starter for 10 was featured on the first Richard and Judy Information Membership.
David’s TV credit score embody an updated mannequin of Loads Ado About Nothing, with Damian Lewis and Sarah Parrish (BAFTA nominated – Best Single Play) and the one-off play After Photo voltaic, starring Peter Capaldi and Sarah Parrish. An acclaimed adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles adopted, starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Hans Matheson and Jodie Whittaker.
In fiction, he has written three novels, Starter for Ten, The Understudy and One Day. In film, Simpatico was adopted by the movie mannequin of Starter for Ten, directed by Tom Vaughan, with James MacAvoy and Rebecca Hall, and an adaptation of Blake Morrison’s memoir And When Did You Last See Your Father? directed by Anand Tucker, and starring Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent and Julie Stevenson. The operate film mannequin of One Day, directed by Lone Scherfig, began manufacturing in July 2010, with Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Jodie Whittaker, Ken Stott and Patricia Clarkson.
At present, David is writing his fourth novel, along with engaged on a feature-film mannequin of Dickens’ Good Expectations.
David lives in North London alongside together with his confederate Hannah and two children.
Two school college students on the Faculty of Edinburgh -Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew- meet for the first time on the evening time of their graduation, on 15 July 1988. They’d “one very good evening time collectively” nevertheless neither of them expects one thing further eternal than that, so that they turned mates and went on with their lives.
“One Day” revisits Emma and Dexter on this day, St Swithin’s Day, over the next 20 years. They meet repeatedly on the similar time and on the similar day yearly whereas the friendship goes stronger they often under no circumstances lose observe of each other. Nevertheless there could also be one issue they will´t discover: that the love of their lives is right in entrance of them they often keep on searching for one different particular person.
Dexter dates various women and even obtained married with one amongst them, which who he turned a father and an husband. Nevertheless, Emma tries to have a important relationship collectively along with her boyfriend’s nevertheless that is under no circumstances doable on account of there could also be always one factor that goes fallacious.
After all these subtle relationships of every, Dexter marriage goes fallacious and the one person that’s always there to help him in every second is Emma. They meet as soon as extra on account of Dexter is feeling horrible they often resolve that they should lastly be collectively. They start courting they often Emma switch in with Dexter. The every of them are lastly fully happy and collectively, dwelling their lives and on the similar time, Dexter raises, with Emma´s help, his pretty daughter.
The one issue that they want to change of their lives is their residence. They already found a pleasing job and Dexter opened a espresso retailer, his first important job. Emma helped Dexter switch on alongside together with his life, and so they’re very correctly with each other.
Nevertheless one factor occurred: Emma had an accident and died and Dexter´s life will get ruined. Dexter couldn´t take care of that state of affairs so he started to drink as soon as extra and by no means taking wonderful care of him. It was an horrible interval of Dexter´s life nevertheless he knew he had a daughter and that he wanted to take care of her so he tries to rebuild his private life. He strikes on and begins to this point one amongst his staff, making an attempt to be fully happy as soon as extra.
Emma Morley- Emma, the idealistic, carried out bass in an “all-girl band . . . variously known as Throat, Slaughterhouse Six and Unhealthy Biscuit”. Joined a strident arts collective known as Sledgehammer Theatre Cooperative (intent on doing “truly good, thrilling distinctive political devised work”). Took a job at a Mexican restaurant known as Loco Caliente. On the alternative facet, she is an principled socialist and she or he writes poetry, is an aspiring creator. She was a teacher and did some performs collectively along with her school college students attributable to her type for finding out.
Dexter Mayhew- Dexter Mayhew is the usual cute boy that likes to get collectively every single day. Loves alcohol, cigarettes and travelling. He labored as a TV presenter on tawdry late-night television reveals like “Largin’ It,” a loud lad-fest with rock bands and movie star guests, and cage dancers as backup. Completely in love with Emma, nevertheless retains on chasing completely different women. Suffers a lot with the ache of misplaced. He is very assured, very handsome and has an enormous parental residence inside the Cotswolds.
“You presumably can dwell your full life not realising that what you’re seeking is right
in entrance of you.”
“Merely kidding was exactly what people wrote as soon as they meant every phrase.”
“when will you stop making an attempt to educate me, I ponder? On no account I hope.”
“Loco Caliente means Crazy Scorching; Scorching on account of the air-conditioning doesn´t work, crazy on account of that´s what you´d should be to eat proper right here.”
“You´re engaging, you outdated hag, and if I would give you just one current ever for the rest of your life it might be this. Confidence. Each that or a scented candle.”
“If it is advisable maintain one factor secret it´s because you shouldn´t be doing it inside the first place!”
“Life is failing to imitate art work.”
“The true creator, the born creator, will scribble phrases on scraps of litter, the once more of a bus ticket, on the wall of a cell.”
“Buddies are like clothes: great whereas they lasted nevertheless lastly they wore skinny in any other case you grew out of them.”
“-The long term. My career. It´s not what I anticipated.
-It under no circumstances is, is it? The long term? That is what makes it so fucking EXCITING!”