Kiwi writer Anthony McCarten on Queen, the Popes, John Lennon and Weed

It's been a whirlwind of a time following the success of The Theory of Everything, but Anthony McCarten certainly hasn't been resting on his laurels. The New Zealand-born writer, based in London, has just finished screenwriting a film based on Winston Churchill's life, polished off Bohemian Rhapsody – a story about Freddie Mercury and his band Queen, and is now embarking on a new venture – the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He's also writing a non-fiction book to accompany a new Winston Churchill movie, The Darkest Hour,  to show the historical context in which the movie is set. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

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'The Terrible Two' writers Mac Barnett and Jory John embark on a whirlwind book tour

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