Gender
Male
Born
Oct 10, 1930
Hackney, London, ENGLAND
Died
Dec 24, 2008
London, ENGLAND
Director Writer
Relations
Husband of
Lady Antonia Fraser
Husband of
Vivien Merchant (1956 - 1980)
Comments
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.
Betrayal (Sep 05, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Old Times (Oct 06, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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No Man's Land (Nov 24, 2013 - Mar 30, 2014)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Betrayal (Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Homecoming (Dec 16, 2007 - Apr 13, 2008)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Caretaker (Nov 09, 2003 - Jan 04, 2004)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Betrayal (Nov 14, 2000 - Feb 04, 2001)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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No Man's Land (Jan 27, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Homecoming (Oct 27, 1991 - Dec 08, 1991)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Caretaker (Jan 30, 1986 - Mar 09, 1986)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Hothouse (May 06, 1982 - May 30, 1982)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Betrayal (Jan 05, 1980 - May 31, 1980)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Otherwise Engaged (Feb 02, 1977 - Oct 30, 1977)
  • Directed by Harold Pinter
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No Man's Land (Nov 09, 1976 - Dec 18, 1976)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Innocents (Oct 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976)
  • Directed by Harold Pinter
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Butley (Oct 31, 1972 - Feb 24, 1973)
  • Original production directed by Harold Pinter
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Old Times (Nov 16, 1971 - Feb 26, 1972)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Man in the Glass Booth (Sep 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969)
  • Directed by Harold Pinter
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The Birthday Party (Oct 03, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Homecoming (Jan 05, 1967 - Oct 14, 1967)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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The Caretaker (Oct 04, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962)
  • Written by Harold Pinter
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Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1972 | Nominee  | Old Times
Written by Harold Pinter
 

Best Direction of a Play

1969 | Nominee  | The Man in the Glass Booth
Directed by Harold Pinter

Best Play

1967 | Winner  | The Homecoming
Written by Harold Pinter
 

Best Play

1962 | Nominee  | The Caretaker
Written by Harold Pinter

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1977 | Nominee  | No Man's Land
Written by Harold Pinter

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