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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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 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)
 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 at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Richard Leech, Alexander Gauge, Willoughby Goddard, Andrew Keir, and John Carson in the cast. Noel Willman was director. Motley was designer. See more »

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Two of his characters contemplate on fishing upon the completion of a conflict. General Allenby from "Lawrence of Arabia" tries out a fishing rod near the ending, saying that he might take up this activity after the war. In "A Man for All Seasons" Thomas More recently resigned from his post as Chancellor of England, telling his wife, Alice, that he might try to fish, among other activities, now ... See more »

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