Barrie Keeffe is a well-known English dramatist and writer, whose theatre plays include Only a Game, Gotcha, Abide with Me, My Girl, Bastard Angel, Sus, Frozen Assets, A Mad World My Masters, She's so Modern, Better Times, Not Fade Away, King of England, Wild Justice and two trilogies: Gimme Shelter and Barbarians. His screen, TV and radio plays include: The Long Good Friday, The Killing of Joelito, Dead Meet, The Substitute, Gotcha, Not Quite Cricket, Hanging Around, Nipper, and the series No Excuses, Uncle Jack, Self Portrait, Paradise, On the eve of the millennium and Anything Known? He has won the Prix Revelation, Paris Critics for Gotcha, the Giles Cooper Best Radio Award for Heaven Scent, the Thames TV Playwright's Award for Only a Game and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for his screenplay The Long Good Friday. He has been resident writer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shaw Theatre and the Soho Poly Theatre and Associate Writer at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. He was a United Nations Ambassador in 1995, their 50th anniversary year. He was a Judith E Wilson Fellow at Christ's College Cambridge, 2003-4 and has taught dramatic writing at City University since 2002.