Gregory Burke is originally from Rosyth near Dunfermline. Burke’s first play was Gagarin Way, set in the factories of West Fife. Black Watch, for the national Theatre of Scotland, debuted at in 2006 and met with critical acclaim. It has since been performed throughout Scotland and has toured in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Other works include Occy Eyes, The Straits, Unsecured, On Tour, Liar, Shellshocked and Hoors. More recently, Burke wrote the screenplay for the film 71, about a
Dunfermline born Gregory Burke’s has written the screenplay for 71 which opens today, 10 October. The film is directed by Frenchman Yann Demange and tells the story of a disorientated young British soldier lost in the streets of Belfast at the height of the Troubles. Described by The Telegraph as a ‘stunningly well crafted thriller’, reviews have so far been superb.