a film by Gillian Wearing
LEO BUTLER – Writer
Leo Butler is one of Britain’s most acclaimed and controversial contemporary playwrights. His plays include Made Of Stone (2000), Redundant (2001, winner of the George Devine award), Lucky Dog (2004), and Faces In The Crowd (2008), all staged at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Other plays include the hugely controversial I’ll Be The Devil (2008, Royal Shakespeare Company), and The Early Bird (2006, Queen’s Theatre, Belfast).
His plays have been staged all over the United Kingdom, as well as in Moscow, Budapest, Ireland, South Africa, Michigan, Rio de Janeiro, and Philadelphia. In 2002, his single television drama Jerusalem The Golden was broadcast on BBC4. He has also been the Writers’ Tutor at the Royal Court Theatre since 2005, mentoring over 150 young playwrights every year.
Self Made is Leo Butler’s first feature film.