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Moira Buffini is an English playwright and writer. Born in Cheshire, Buffini was educated at St. Mary’s College in Wales and Goldsmiths, University of London where she studied English and Drama. She trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Her plays include Handbagged (Olivier Award) at the Tricycle and in the West End; Manor, wonder.land, Welcome to Thebes and Dinner (Olivier Award nomination) at the Royal National Theatre; Dying for It and Marianne’s Dreams at the Almeida; A Vampire Story for National Theatre Connections; Loveplay for the RSC; Silence (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) at Birmingham Rep; Gabriel (LWT Plays on Stage and Meyer Whitworth awards) at Soho Theatre; and Blavatsky’s Tower at the Machine Room. Buffini is co-creator and lead writer of TV series Harlots and her films include Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe, Byzantium and The Dig.