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Harold Pinter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008), was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, poet, left-wing political activist, cricket enthusiast, and Nobel laureate. He was one of the most influential and imitated of modern British dramatists. Pinter's writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works. Pinter's dramas often involve strong conflicts between ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past. Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory. In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects; yet in the mid 1980s he began writing overtly political plays. This "new direction" in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate. Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary. Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honours, including the Tony Award for Best Play for The Homecoming in 1967, eight BAFTA awards for screenwriting and a BAFTA Fellowship in 1997, the French Légion d'honneur in 2007, and 20 honorary degrees. Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work. In awarding Pinter the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005, the Swedish Academy noted: "Harold Pinter is generally seen as the foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the 20th century. That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: 'Pinteresque'." Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue, Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006. He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. The following week he was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, in North West London. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harold Pinter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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10.10.1930 En Hackney, east London, England
Créditos en Cine/TV:
Primera aparición:
The Lover 28.03.1963
Última película:
La huella 12.10.2007
Conocido por
Poster of El sastre de Panamá
Poster of Mansfield Park
Poster of The Collection
Poster of El sirviente
Película La huella Writer 12.10.2007
Película Celebration Writer 26.02.2007
Película Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 20.06.2007
Película The Dwarfs Writer 01.11.2002
Película Amar la vida Mr. Bearing 09.02.2001
Película El sastre de Panamá Uncle Benny 11.02.2001
Película Catastrophe The Director 01.01.2000
Película Against the War Writer 05.05.1999
Película Mansfield Park Sir Thomas Bertram 12.11.1999
Película Mojo Sam Ross 02.09.1997
Película Breaking the Code John Smith 17.09.1996
Película Landscape Director 21.10.1995
Película El proceso Writer 18.06.1993
Película Old Times Writer 26.10.1991
Película El placer de los extraños Writer 01.01.1990
Película El Cuento De La Criada Writer 09.03.1990
Película Reunion Writer 17.05.1989
Película Basements Writer 12.05.1987
Película One for the Road Writer 25.07.1985
Película Turtle Diary Writer 10.09.1985
Película A Kind of Alaska Writer 16.12.1984
Película Betrayal Writer 19.02.1983
Película La mujer del teniente francés Writer 28.08.1981
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 14.01.1978
Película No Man's Land Writer 01.01.1978
Película Langrishe, Go Down Writer 20.09.1978
Película The Collection Writer 01.01.1976
Película Rogue Male Saul Abrahams 22.09.1976
Película El último magnate Writer 18.11.1976
Película Butley Director 21.01.1974
Película Regreso al hogar Writer 29.10.1973
Película El mensajero Writer 24.09.1971
Película The Birthday Party Writer 09.12.1968
Película Accidente Writer 05.02.1967
Película Modesty Blaise, superagente femenino Writer 01.05.1966
Película Conspiración en Berlín Writer 10.11.1966
Película Tea Party Writer 25.03.1965
Película In Camera Garcin 04.11.1964
Película Siempre estoy sola Writer 01.06.1964
Película The Lover Writer 28.03.1963
Película El sirviente Writer 01.11.1963
Película The Caretaker Writer 01.07.1963