McGrath made his directorial debut with his adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam, Ewan McGregor and Toni Collette, for which he was nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writer's Guild.
He then adapted and directed Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby starring Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Nathan Lane, Barry Humphries, Tom Courtenay, Anne Hathaway and Alan Cumming. It was awarded the Best Ensemble Cast by the National Board of Review and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture.
McGrath has written numerous essays on the arts and politics for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Vanity Fair.
Douglas Mcgrath Facts
|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|I Don't Know How She Does It|
|Emma / Shakespeare in Love|