BAFTA Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne has revealed he has been diagnosed with autism after being contacted by a listener for an interview on BBC Radio 4. uninhabited island disk.
On Twitter, the 44-year-old told his followers that he was diagnosed just before Christmas after a “long journey” that began with a listener contacting him about an interview with host Lauren Laverne.
Personal news: I was diagnosed with autism just before Christmas. It’s been a long road, but I’m so happy that I was able to continue the journey. I understood the previous one, hope it helps you in your future work. We don’t understand everything yet, but we’re getting there.
– Jack Thorne (@jackthorne) January 4, 2023
Thorne also said: uninhabited island disk – A very kind listener reached out and asked if I had considered the idea that I might have autism. So did my wife. So she started digging.
“Getting diagnosed is a complicated process, but I’ve found a lot of kindness along the way. I’m so glad I was able to do it. I’m very, very grateful to be able to know this about myself.” I am happy.”
Thorne’s work includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Voizek, Christmas carol Old Vic and after life for the National Theater.
his future work motives and cues, A new playset during rehearsals for the acclaimed 1964 Broadway production. HamletSir John Gielgud directed Richard Burton, who had just married Elizabeth Taylor, as Hamlet.
Listen to Jack Thorne’s Desert Island Discs episode here.
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