- John Hodge on adapting Trainspotting from the novel by Irvine Welsh
- David Hare on adapting The Hours from Virginia Woolf's novel
- Tom Stoppard on writing Shakespeare In Love
- Lee Hall on writing Billy Elliot
With Billy Elliot I was involved with every detail, arguing for hours with Stephen. He had come from theatre so the atmosphere was very collegiate. It wasn’t a case of making big changes but small things to alter the emphasis. We didn’t get the broader political context of the miners’ strike in – frustrating, but we did get it into the stage play – because of the emotional balance of the film. Your screenplay will inevitably be f***ed up, but something good may come out of that f***ing up.