10 Facts About Phyllis Nagy


Phyllis Nagy is an American theatre and film director, screenwriter and playwright.


In 2006, Nagy was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for writing and directing Mrs Harris, her screen debut.


In 2016, Phyllis Nagy received an Academy Award nomination, among numerous other accolades, for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2015 film Carol.


Phyllis Nagy was born in New York City and moved to London in 1992, where her playwriting career began in earnest at the Royal Court Theatre under the artistic direction of Stephen Daldry for whom she served as the Royal Court's writer-in-residence in the mid-1990s.


In 2005, Phyllis Nagy directed a production of The Scarlet Letter at the same venue.


Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay for Carol, an adaption of the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt.


Phyllis Nagy, who was a friend of Highsmith, wrote the first draft of the script in 1997.


Phyllis Nagy was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for writing and directing Mrs Harris, her screen debut.


Phyllis Nagy won a number of awards for her writing and directing of Mrs Harris, including a PEN Center USA West Award for her teleplay and a Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Director.


In 2015, Phyllis Nagy received many awards and nominations for her work on Carol, including a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay, and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.