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David Wolstencroft

American-born British television writer and author

David Wolstencroft is ...


Born 16 July 1969 in Honolulu
Age 53 years, 11 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation screenwriter and writer
Educated at Emmanuel College and University of Cambridge

About David Wolstencroft

David Wolstencroft: The American-Born British Television Writer and Author Who Redefined the Spy Genre

David Wolstencroft was born on July 16, 1969, in the United States, but he would go on to make a name for himself across the pond as a prolific television writer and author. Wolstencroft's work is characterized by its intricate plots, complex characters, and a deep understanding of the spy genre.

Wolstencroft's career began in the late 1990s when he wrote for the BBC drama series "This Life." However, it was his creation of the hit spy series "Spooks" (known as "MI-5" in the United States) that would make him a household name. "Spooks" ran for ten seasons and was praised for its realistic portrayal of the world of espionage.

Wolstencroft's success with "Spooks" led to other high-profile projects, including the creation of the series "The Escape Artist" and the adaptation of John le Carré's novel "The Night Manager" for television. He has also written several novels, including "Good News, Bad News" and "Contact Zero."

Wolstencroft's work has been praised for its intelligence, its attention to detail, and its ability to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. He has been compared to other great spy writers such as le Carré and Ian Fleming.

Despite his success, Wolstencroft remains humble and focused on his craft. In an interview with The Guardian, he said, "I'm not interested in being famous. I'm interested in telling stories that people want to watch or read."

David Wolstencroft's contributions to the spy genre have been significant, and his work continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.


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- "David Wolstencroft: 'I'm Not Interested in Being Famous. I'm Interested in Telling Stories People Want to Watch or Read'." The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 6 Nov. 2016,

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