GFNewman writes television and films, as well as novels and stage plays. Challenging power-bases, going where few dare to look.
GFNewman is a writer who concerns himself with critical issues that effect everyone. His main concern is how humankind treats the 'other nations'. The violence done to them in food production and to develop drugs is rebounding on humans. He believes unless such concerns are addressed, there won't be an existence worth living. The clock is ticking.
GFNewman writes television and films, as well as novels and stage plays. Challenging power-bases, going where few dare to look. His latest novel, Dark Heart, takes on the Catholic Church and Big Oil.
GFNewman has written a dozen + novels; 27 feature-length teleplays for the show he created and produced, Judge John Deed; he wrote the original quartet of feature-length teleplays, Law and Order and the award-winning two-part drama The Healer; stage plays for the Royal Court Theatre and a feature film, Number One. And recently a screenplay, No Way Back for Lin Pictures. He has just recoded the first ten Afternoon Plays of BBC Radio 4's biggest ever drama commission called GFNewman's The Corrupted (trans Oct 21st) from his epic fictional history of crime, Crime and Punishment.
GFNewman is producing two feature films, Flowers For Mrs Harris from the Paul Gallico novel, about a 50s charlady who wants a Dior dress; and Out Of The Dark, from a memoir set during WW2, a love-story that transcends the concentration camps. He is about to publish a new novel, Dark Heart, (Nov 4th) about a Jesuit priest who's an exorcist. He is creating a new television series, Craving Justice, about a female judge who is a sexual obsessive. And is about to republish his 1982 thriller, The Men With The Guns, about the men behind the John F Kennedy assassination.
Jake Mann, the Jesuit in Dark Heart, is part of new RC renaissance: RCs who take action, and speak out about issues that disturb and concern
@cnalive Cardinal Vincent Nichols was struck from the same mould as Jake Mann, the priest in Dark Heart. Like Jake he speaks truth to power.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols was struck from the same mould as Jake Mann, the priest in Dark Heart. Like Jake he speaks truth to power.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols is struck from the same mould as Jake Mann the priest in Dark Heart. Both are willing to speak truth to power.
If pigs and deer in Spain had guns and could shoot back would the cowardly 'Prince' of Death dare to risk his life hunting them?