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Dennis Kelly
Born 16 November 1970 (1970-11-16) (age 50)
Barnet, London, England
Occupation Playwright, film and television scriptwriter
Education Finchley Catholic High School
Alma mater Goldsmiths College, University of London
Notable works Debris (2003)
Osama the Hero (2005)
Love and Money (2006)
DNA (2008)
Orphans (2009)
Matilda the Musical (2010)
Utopia (2013)

Dennis Kelly (born 16 November 1970) is a British scriptwriter for theatre, television and film.

His play DNA, first performed in 2007, became a core set-text for GCSE in 2010 and has been studied by approximately 400,000 students each year. He wrote the script for Matilda the Musical, which had music and lyrics from comedian Tim Minchin. The musical went on to win multiple ‘Best Musical’ awards, with Kelly receiving a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

For television he is known for co-creating and co-writing the BBC Three sitcom Pulling, the Channel 4 conspiracy thriller Utopia and the HBO / Sky Atlantic thriller The Third Day.

Kelly wrote the screenplay for the 2014 film Black Sea, directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Jude Law.

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