Ol wrote THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, directed by John Madden, and featuring a all-star cast including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith for Blueprint Pictures and Fox Searchlight. It received award nominations from Bafta and the Golden Globes.
He also wrote the sequel, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, for the same director and cast, with added Richard Gere. He has recently adapted Matthew Quick’s SORTA LIKE A ROCKSTAR for Fox Searchlight.
Ol wrote and directed IMAGINE ME & YOU, starring Lena Headey and Piper Perabo, and adapted and directed NOW IS GOOD from Jenny Donham’s novel BEFORE I DIE, starring Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams.
Ol is currently working on the adaptations of Matt Haig’s A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS for Blueprint Pictures and Studio Canal, and THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS for Monumental and BBC Films. He is also writing an original script for Parkes/Macdonald, THE GREAT PRETENDER.
Ol is represented in the US by Julian Thuan at UTA, with management by Eryn Brown at Management 360.