Hugh Leonard pacts with Morris Agency

Theater, film and television writer Hugh Leonard, who has never had an American agent repping him, has signed with the William Morris Agency.

Leonard, best known to American audiences for his Tony-winning play, “Da,” which he also adapted for the screen, will be repped by a Morris team headed up by West Coast motion picture VP Michael Peretzian and East Coast theatre VP Gilbert Parker.

Leonard’s other motion picture credits include “Interlude,””The Great Catherine” and “Widow’s Peak,” which is currently in production in Ireland.

As a television writer, Leonard has adapted a number of classic works, including “Great Expectations,””Wuthering Heights” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” He has also written for the series “Country Matters” and scripted the four-part drama, “Parnell and the Englishwoman.”

A literary editor for the Abbey Theater and director of the Dublin Theater Festival, Leonard’s stage works include “A Life” and “The Mask of Moriarity.”

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