Christopher Monger has won awards for directing theatre, feature films, and screenwriting. He has directed eight feature films and written over forty screenplays.
Born in Ffynnon Taf, Wales, he started making films while studying painting at the Chelsea School of Art, London. His produced credits include: THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN, for Miramax Films, starring Hugh Grant, Colm Meaney & Tara Fitzgerald; JUST LIKE A WOMAN, starring Julie Walters and Adrian Pasdar; WAITING FOR THE LIGHT starring Shirley McLaine & Teri Garr; CRIME PAYS, starring Ronnie Williams & Veronica Quilligan; and VOICE OVER starring Ian McNeice.
He wrote the critically acclaimed HBO film TEMPLE GRANDIN based on the life of the famed autistic Dr. Grandin. The film was nominated for 15 Emmys, including nominations for Christopher Monger’s script, Mick Jackson’s direction and Claire Danes’ portrayal of Temple – and won 7 including Best Film. Christopher won the Humanitas Prize, the Peabody, and Voice Awards for his script. He was also nominated for PEN and WGA Awards