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DAVID Wood wrote his first play for chil­dren in 1967.

His film screen­plays in­clude

and which won a gold award at the New York Film and TV Fes­ti­val 1991.

As an ac­tor, he is best re­mem­bered as Johnny in Lind­say An­der­son’s cult film He also ap­peared op­po­site Sir Michael Red­grave in

In 2004, he was awarded the OBE for his ser­vices to lit­er­a­ture and drama and in 2006 he wrote

a play to cel­e­brate Bri­tish chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture, performed at the Chil­dren’s Party at the Palace to mark the Queen’s 80th birth­day, which was broad­cast on BBC.

is at the West York­shire Play­house, Leeds, from Septem­ber 9 to Oc­to­ber 1.

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