Harold Pinter

Director, Writer
( b. Oct 10, 1930 Hackney, London, ENGLAND - d. Dec 24, 2008 London, ENGLAND ) Male
Relations:Husband of Lady Antonia Fraser
Husband of Vivien Merchant (1956 - 1980)
Biography: Harold Pinter was born in Hackney, London on October 10, 1930 to Jack and Frances Pinter. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama. He then performed under the name David Baron, touring Ireland with Anew McMaster's Shakespearean repertory company and others. In 1956 Pinter married Vivien Merchant, an actress in the company, with whom he had one son, Daniel. He began to direct more frequently in the 1970s, and was an associate director of the National Theatre in 1973. He married author Lady Antonia Fraser in 1980.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Handmaid's Tale," "Mansfield Park," "Sleuth," "The Tailor of Panama," "The Last Tycoon," "The Servant," "The Comfort of Strangers," "Modesty Blaise," "The Trial," "The Quiller Memorandum," "National Theatre Live: No Man's Land," "The Pumpkin Eater," "Betrayal," "The Birthday Party," and "Accident." Television credits include: "Great Performances," "Wit," "Arena," "Charlie Rose," "Fifty Years on Stage," "Performance," "Gomorron," "Theatre Night," "Armchair Theatre," "Breaking the Code," "Omnibus," "Rogue Male," and "The Wednesday Play."

Other Awards: Appointed CBE in 1966. Received a Laurence Olivier Special Award for lifetime achievement in the theatre in 1996. Became a Companion of Honour in 2002. Received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005.

Trivia:
He wrote more than 30 plays between 1957 and 2000.
His first poem was published in Poetry London when he was 20 years old.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on December 30, 2008.  

Broadway Production Credits

Old Times
Play, Revival
Oct 06, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015
Written by Harold Pinter

No Man's Land
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 24, 2013 - Mar 30, 2014
Written by Harold Pinter

Betrayal
Play, Drama, Revival
Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Written by Harold Pinter

The Homecoming
Play, Revival
Dec 16, 2007 - Apr 13, 2008
Written by Harold Pinter

The Caretaker
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 09, 2003 - Jan 04, 2004
Written by Harold Pinter

Betrayal
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 14, 2000 - Feb 04, 2001
Written by Harold Pinter

No Man's Land
Play, Revival
Jan 27, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994
Written by Harold Pinter

The Homecoming
Play, Revival
Oct 27, 1991 - Dec 08, 1991
Written by Harold Pinter

The Caretaker
Play, Drama, Revival
Jan 30, 1986 - Mar 09, 1986
Written by Harold Pinter

The Hothouse
Play, Drama, Original
May 06, 1982 - May 30, 1982
Written by Harold Pinter

Betrayal
Play, Drama, Original
Jan 05, 1980 - May 31, 1980
Written by Harold Pinter

Otherwise Engaged
Play, Original
Feb 02, 1977 - Oct 30, 1977
Directed by Harold Pinter

No Man's Land
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 09, 1976 - Dec 18, 1976
Written by Harold Pinter

The Innocents
Play, Revival
Oct 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976
Directed by Harold Pinter

Butley
Play, Original
Oct 31, 1972 - Feb 24, 1973
Original production directed by Harold Pinter

Old Times
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1971 - Feb 26, 1972
Written by Harold Pinter

The Man in the Glass Booth
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969
Directed by Harold Pinter

The Birthday Party
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
Written by Harold Pinter

The Homecoming
Play, Original
Jan 05, 1967 - Oct 14, 1967
Written by Harold Pinter

The Caretaker
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 04, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962
Written by Harold Pinter

Awards and Nominations

1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

No Man's Land [nominee]
Written by Harold Pinter

1972 Tony Award® Best Play

Old Times [nominee]
Written by Harold Pinter

1969 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

The Man in the Glass Booth [nominee]
Directed by Harold Pinter

1967 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeThe Homecoming [winner]
Written by Harold Pinter

1962 Tony Award® Best Play

The Caretaker [nominee]
Written by Harold Pinter

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