Rob Sprackling Writer/ Director
Rob    Sprackling Writer/Director

Gnomeo & Juliet

Gnomeo & Juliet

 

Along with my writing partner John Smith I conceived and wrote the original screenplay for the animation movie 'Gnomeo & Juliet' 

 

Starring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne - with music by Elton John (and Lady Gaga) - it was the number one movie in the UK and US and grossed nearly $200 million at the worldwide box office.  It will probably go on to double or treble those box office takings when you factor in TV and DVD sales and rentals.  It was number one for DVD sales in both the UK and US - and I recently heard it was the biggest selling DVD in the UK over the last six months. 

 

The film was short-listed for an OSCAR and a BAFTA and I was nominated for an ANNIE (animation's highest honour) for best screenplay. 

 

Reviews include:

 

“Kids will fall in love with it. A movie treat.” Box Office Magazine

 

“This lively little film, a comic take on Shakespeare's tragedy, is really entertaining!” Wall Street Journal

 

“5 Stars – a must see!” OK.

 

For photos from the Hollywood and London Premiers, click the buttons above.