CONCEPT TO REALITY
The Screenwriter - A. G. Ford
Tony Ford acted from the age of 8, and directed from the age of 17. He toured part
of Germany in the early 50’s aged 16 in a production of Taming of the Shrew.
He was an original member of Bristol Youth Theatre Workshop.
As well as being a successful and innovative drama teacher he wrote libretti to four
musicals, several other stage works, and also some scripts for BBC Radio 4. Uncertain
Proof is based on a one-act play which he wrote in 1991.
Tony also directed and performed in many productions in the Bristol area and as far
afield as the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Tony won the award for best actor at the Evening Post Rose Bowl Awards in 2005 for
his role as The General in Romanoff & Juliet.
As well as writing the screenplay Tony played the part of Bishop Vecchi in Uncertain
Proof and this was his first major film role.
Written as a 25 minute training exercise for amateur actors, the script was later
thrown into a drawer. A few years later the piece was rewritten for five students
on a drama course, and lasted 32 minutes. Five years passed and a drama group needed
an entry for a Festival - it now lasted 42 minutes - and won an award. Four years
on, and a voice asked whether it would be available as the basis for a major feature