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Robert Bolt (1924–1995)

Son of a small shopkeeper, he attended Manchester Grammar School. He later said that he made poor uses of his opportunities there. He went to work in an insurance office, but later entered Manchester University, taking a degree in History. A post-graduate year at Exeter University led to a schoolmaster's position, first at a village school in ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Jake and the Giants (inspiration)
 1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1988 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1986 The Mission (original story & screenplay)
 1984 The Bounty (screenplay)
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb (written by)
 1970 Ryan's Daughter (original screenplay)
 1969 The Red Tent (uncredited)
 1966 A Man for All Seasons (from the play by) / (screenplay)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (screenplay)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Flowering Cherry (1965) ... (play)
 1964 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Thomas More (TV Movie) (play "A Man For All Seasons")
 1964 ...und immer wieder LEBEN (TV Movie) (writer)
 1963 Der kleine dicke Ritter Oblong Fitz-Oblong (TV Series) (novel)
 1963 De boomgaard (TV Movie) (play "The Flowering Cherry")
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (screenplay)
 1962 The Tiger and the Horse (TV Movie)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flowering Cherry (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Blühende Träume (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play and screenplay)
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His play, "A Man for All Seasons," was performed in a Chichester Festival production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Tony Britton, Roy Kinnear, Gwen Watford, Benjamin Whitrow, Martin Chamberlain, Jonathan Hackett, and Rowland Davies in the cast. Frank Hauser was director. See more »

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In an interview with Melvyn Bragg, Bolt said that he had had a very strict Methodist upbringing which involved attending church three times on Sundays. When he turned 16, his father said that Robert could now choose for himself: his choice was that he never went back to church again. His father agreed with this and said that he himself would never go back again. See more »

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