Lynda La Plante

Biography: Lynda La Plante began her career as an actress and appeared in shows such as "Bergerac", "The Sweeney" and "The Professionals" under the name Lynda Marchal. She wrote the successful series "Widows"(1983), which was one of four plot outlines she sent to producers. She develped the best one, originally entitled "The Women", into the series and later wrote a sequel in 1985. Since then she has written scripts for popular series, such as "Prime Suspect"(1991) and "Trial And Retribution"(1997), and TV movies, such as "Mind Games"(2001) and "The Warden"(1999) - for both UK and US television. In 1994, she created her own film company - La Plante Productions - was set up to make her films and series for television.

BOOKS Her books include: Widows (1983) Widows II (1985) The Legacy (1987) The Talisman (1987) Bella Mafia (1990) Prime Suspect (1991) Prime Suspect II (1992) Entwined (1992) Framed (1992) Prime Suspect III (1993) Seekers (1993) The Lifeboat (1994) Cold
Lynda La Plante began her career as an actress and appeared in shows such as "Bergerac", "The Sweeney" and "The Professionals" under the name Lynda Marchal. She wrote the successful series "Widows"(1983), which was one of four plot outlines she sent to producers. She develped the best one, originally entitled "The Women", into the series and later wrote a sequel in 1985. Since then she has written scripts for popular series, such as "Prime Suspect"(1991) and "Trial And Retribution"(1997), and TV movies, such as "Mind Games"(2001) and "The Warden"(1999) - for both UK and US television. In 1994, she created her own film company - La Plante Productions - was set up to make her films and series for television.

BOOKS
Her books include:
Widows (1983)
Widows II (1985)
The Legacy (1987)
The Talisman (1987)
Bella Mafia (1990)
Prime Suspect (1991)
Prime Suspect II (1992)
Entwined (1992)
Framed (1992)
Prime Suspect III (1993)
Seekers (1993)
The Lifeboat (1994)
Cold Shoulder (1994)
She's Out (1995)
The Governor (1995)
The Governor II (1996)
Cold Blood (1996)
Trial And Retribution (1997)
Trial And Retribution II (1998)
Cold Heart (1998)
Trial And Retribution III (1999)
Trial And Retribution IV (2000)
Sleeping Cruelty (2000)
Trial And Retribution V (2002)
Trial And Retribution VI (2002)
Royal Flush (2002) [a.k.a. Royal Heist (2004)]
Like A Charm [amongst other writers] (2004)
Above Suspicion (2004)
Biographies:
Lynda La Plante [by Julie Hallam]
DRAMAS
Her dramas include:
1983 Widows (UK)
1985 Widows II (UK)
1986 Unnatural Causes: Hidden Talents (UK)
1991 Prime Suspect (UK)
1992 Second's Out (UK)
1992 Civvies (UK)
1992 Prime Suspect II (UK)
1992 Framed (UK)
1993 Comics (UK)
1993 Prime Suspect III (UK)
1993 Seekers (UK)
1994 The Lifeboat (UK)
1995 She's Out (UK)
1995 The Governor (UK)
1996 The Governor II (UK) 1996 The Prosecutors (US) 1997 Supply And Demand (UK) 1997 Bella Mafia (US) 1997 Trial And Retribution (UK) 1998 Supply And Demand II (UK) 1998 Killer Net (UK) 1998 Trial And Retribution II (UK) 1999 Trial And Retribution III (UK) 2000 Cold Shoulder (US) 2000 The Warden (US) 2000 Trial And Retribution IV (UK) 2001 Mind Games (UK) 2001 Trial And Retribution V (UK) 2002 Widows (US) 2002 Trial And Retribution VI (UK) 2003 The Commander (UK) 2003 Framed (US) 2003 Trial And Retribution VII: Suspicion (UK) 2004 Trial And Retribution VIII: Blue Eiderdown (UK) 2005 The Commander II: Virus (UK) 2005 The Commander III: Blackdog (UK) 2005 Trial And Retribution IX: The Lovers 2006 The Commander IV: Blacklight 2006 Trial And Retribution X: Sins Of The Father AWARDS Lynda La Plante has won and been nominated for numerous awards: 1992 Nominated for "WRITER'S GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN" award "PRIME SUSPECT". 1992 Won "ROYAL TV SOCIETY" award for "PRIME SUSPECT". 1992 Won "BAFTA TV" award for "PRIME SUSPECT". 1992 Won "EDGAR ALLAN POE" award for "PRIME SUSPECT". 1994 Won "BAFTA TV" award for "PRIME SUSPECT III". 1994 Nominated for "EMMY" award for "PRIME SUSPECT III". 1995 Won "EDGAR ALLAN POE" award for "PRIME SUSPECT III". 1997 Won the "LIVERPOOL ECHO ARTS" award for best TV writer for "TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION". 2001 Won "DENNIS POTTER" award. DVDS There are DVDs of some of Lynda La Plante's dramas: Prime Suspect (1998) Prime Suspect 2 (1998) Widows - Series 1 (2002) Widows - Series 2 (2002) She's Out (2002) Prime Suspect 3 (2003) Framed [US] (2003) Widows [US] (2004) Trial & Retribution - Series 1-4 (2004) The Commander - Series 1-3 (2005) Trial & Retribution - Series 5-8 (2005) Killer Net (2005) The Governor - Series 1 (2005) The Governor - Series 2 (2005)
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Lynda La Plante's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 84 Widows
Lowest Metascore: 42 High Road to China
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 Widows Nov 16, 2018 Writer / Based On "Widows" By / Based On The Television Series By / Based On The Television Series Entitled "Widows", Produced By Euston Films, Ltd., Written By / Characters 7.1
49 Imagine Me & You Jan 27, 2006 Executive Producer 7.5
42 High Road to China Mar 18, 1983 Lina tbd