Skip to comments.Hollywood screenwriter Alan Sharp dies aged 79
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:07:49 AM PST by the scotsman
'Alan Sharp, the Scottish screenwriter who penned the script for the 1995 film Rob Roy, which starred Liam Neeson as the legendary folk hero and outlaw from the Highlands, has died. He was 79.
Sharp died Feb. 8 at his daughters home in Los Angeles after a long illness, CAA said Monday.
Sharp also wrote the screenplays for such films as the languorous The Hired Hand (1971), starring and directed by Peter Fonda in his first outing after Easy Rider; Ulzanas Raid (1972), a Western toplined by Burt Lancaster; Arthur Penns Night Moves (1975), starring Gene Hackman as a small-time private eye; Sam Peckinpahs final film as a director, The Osterman Weekend (1983); the Margot Kidder comedy Little Treasure (1985), which he also directed; and Dean Spanley (2008), with Peter OToole and Sam Neill.
Rob Roy was directed by Michael Caton-Jones and shot entirely on location in Scotland.
Sharp penned the screenplay for Ben-Hur, a miniseries that aired on ABC in 2010, as well as several other TV projects.'
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Loved “The Hired Hand”.
I love Ulzana’s Raid and Night Moves.
Two of the best American films of the 70’s.
Aye, he did no bad fur a wee boy fae the Greenock.