John Hodge was born in Glasgow. He studied medicine before writing the screenplay for 1994’s Shallow Grave, directed by Danny Boyle and produced by Andrew Macdonald. Hodge continued the collaboration with Boyle and Macdonald on Trainspotting (1996), for which he won the best adapted screenplay BAFTA, A Life Less Ordinary (1997) and The Beach (2000). Other credits include The Final Curtain (2002), The Seeker: Dark is Rising (2007) and The Sweeney, co-written with Nick Love (2012). Hodge worked once again with Danny Boyle on Trance (co-written with Joe Aherne) in 2013.
Hodge’s first work for the stage, Collaborators, was performed at London’s National Theatre in 2011 and won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play.