Bill Naughton

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About the Author

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Bill Naughton was a British playwright and author best known for his plays Spring and Port Wine and Alfie, the latter which he adapted for screen in the iconic 1966 film starring Michael Caine, and the 2004 remake with Jude Law.

Born in Ireland in 1910, he grew up in Lancashire; his writing contains vivid evocations of the impoverished mining communities of the North of England, bound together by ties of family, kith and kin.

Bill Naughton won the Screenwriters award 1967 and 1968 and the Prix Italia for Radio Play 1974 before settling in the Isle of Man where he wrote several children's books based on his childhood memories. Naughton died in 1992.