'United Kingdom' Scribe Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

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Guy Hibbert

Guy Hibbert also wrote and executive produced the Helen Mirren military drone drama 'Eye in the Sky.'

A United Kingdom writer Guy Hibbert has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He previously was with WME.

The real-life interracial love story between the first president of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and his wife (Rosamund Pike), directed by Belle's Amma Asante, currently is in post-production. Hibbert is an executive producer on the film, as he was on the last project he penned, Gavin Hood's 2015 military drone drama Eye in the Sky, which starred Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.

Hibbert's first feature, Five Minutes of Heaven, starring Liam Neeson, earned him the 2009 Sundance World Cinema Screenwriting Award as well as the BAFTA TV Award for best writer a year later. The British television veteran, who previously earned best single drama honors for No Child of Mine in 1998 and Omagh in 2005, was victorious again in the category in 2014 for Complicit. He also wrote and executive produced the BBC and Sundance TV's 2014 Chinese adoption miniseries One Child, starring Harry Potter's Katie Leung.

Hibbert continues to be repped by the U.K.'s Independent Talent Group.