As playwright James Graham turns his attention to “the most British crime of all time” in his upcoming TV adaption of the infamous Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
coughing scandal, CR sits down with him to discuss the challenges of storytelling in the post-truth eraAs a political playwright, James Graham is in the business of dealing with truth and lies.
Given how much of Graham’s writing has a political bent to it, it’s surprising that politics didn’t play more of a role in his upbringing.
“I grew up in a mining town [in Nottinghamshire], so politics always felt quite raw and real, with very human consequences.
Photo © Johan PerssonLater on, Graham’s drama teacher “forcefully suggested” he get on the stage himself; he ended up ­enjoying performing so much he decided to study drama at Hull ­University.

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