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Tom Watt – Author of David Beckham Biography ‘My Side”
October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
As well as enjoying a career as an actor, presenter and broadcaster, Tom Watt has worked as a writer across a full range of media: plays for a small-scale touring company, treatments for documentaries and feature films, ghosted autobiographies, official histories, football match reports for national newspapers and opinion pieces for Chinese sports websites. And those are just a small selection! Tom will discuss the challenges and the fun to be had adapting work to suit very different audiences, highlighting the differences between each medium but, at the same time, trying to settle on one or two immutable writing laws.
Tom Watt is an English actor, writer, and broadcaster. Television, film, and stage credits include EastEnders, Patriot Games, and Fever Pitch. Tom has broadcast about soccer extensively in the U.K. and the U.S. He co-produced the innovative children’s sports series Rookies for Channel Four television and created the successful Row Z for BBC Choice TV. After presenting sports shows over the past ten years for BBC and independent radio and television stations, he is currently the lead presenter for BBC London’s soccer coverage and hosts weekly programs for Arsenal’s club TV channel.
As well as writing about soccer for every major U.K. newspaper, Tom is the author of several books about the game: The End, a groundbreaking oral history of Arsenal FC; A Passion for the Game, ninety firsthand accounts of life behind the scenes in English football; The Greatest Stage, the official history of Wembley Stadium; and, most recently, My Side, the bestselling autobiography of David Beckham. Tom also produces schoolbooks built around soccer, the latest of which, a twelve-book series called The Jags, was published earlier this year.
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