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Harold Pinter (1930–2008)

Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's clothing and Frances was a homemaker. The Pinters, whose... See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 Pinter's 'The Birthday Party' (Short) (play)
 2011 Smísené dvouhry (Video)
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (excerpts - 1 episode, 2010) (play - 1 episode, 2002)
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... (excerpts)
- One for the Road (2002) ... (play)
 2007 Sleuth (screenplay)
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
 2007 Working with Pinter (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Kolekcja (TV Movie)
 2004 The Caretaker (TV Movie) (play)
 2003 Victoria Station (Short) (play)
 2002 The Dwarfs (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 Bez pogovora (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1999 Against the War (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 The Servant (Short)
  Performance (TV Series) (play and teleplay - 1 episode, 1995) (play - 1 episode, 1991) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- Landscape (1995) ... (play and teleplay)
- Old Times (1991) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1993 The Trial (screenplay)
 1992 Party Time (TV Short) (play) / (screenplay)
 1990 The Comfort of Strangers (screenplay)
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale (screenplay)
 1990 Apeili (Short) (play)
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
 1989 Reunion (writer)
 1989 Pinter-cyclus (TV Short) (one-act play)
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Birthday Party (1987) ... (writer)
 1987 Basements (TV Movie) (plays "The Dumb Waiter" and "The Room") / (screenplay)
 1985 Turtle Diary (screenplay)
  Summer Season (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1985) (play - 1 episode, 1985)
- One for the Road (1985) ... (writer)
- The Dumb Waiter (1985) ... (play)
 1984 A Kind of Alaska (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 De huisbewaarder (TV Movie)
 1984 Le gardien (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Yöjalassa (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1983 Betrayal (writer)
 1983 Landscape (TV Movie)
 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman (screenplay)
 1979 Velhos Tempos (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Die Geburtstagsfeier (TV Movie) (play "The Birthday Party")
 1978 No Man's Land (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... (screenplay)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La fiesta de cumpleaños (1978) ... (play)
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Night School (1978) ... (script)
 1978 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
 1977 Old Times (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 The Lover (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 De Dienstlift (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 The Last Tycoon (screenplay)
 1976 Teatro Club (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El montaplatos (1976) ... (play)
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Collection (1976) ... (writer)
 1974 Provod (TV Movie)
 1974 Gamle dage (TV Movie) (play "Old Times")
 1973 Ljubavnik (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Rodjendan (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 The Homecoming (play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Der Hausmeister (TV Movie) (play "The Caretaker")
 1973 But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1973)
 1972 The Basement (TV Movie)
 1971 Gemengd dubbel (TV Movie)
 1971 Viceværten (TV Movie) (play "The Caretaker")
 1971 Schweigen (TV Movie) (novel "Silence")
 1970 The Go-Between (screenplay)
 1969 De dienstlift (TV Movie)
 1969 Källarvåningen (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pinter People (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 The Collection (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 The Birthday Party (play) / (screenplay)
 1968 Tiefparterre (TV Movie) (play "The Basement")
 1968 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El portero (1968)
 1968 Teaparty (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 Rommet (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 O Porteiro (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Die Kollektion (TV Movie) (play "The Collection")
  Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1967) (radio play - 1 episode, 1967) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Basement (1967) ... (writer)
- A Night Out (1967) ... (writer)
- A Slight Ache (1967) ... (radio play) / (screenplay)
 1967 Accident (screenplay)
 1966 The Birthday Party (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (screenplay)
 1966 Syntymäpäivät (TV Movie) (play "The Birthday Party")
 1960-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Caretaker (1966) ... (writer)
- The Birthday Party (1960) ... (writer)
 1966 Abendkurs (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Present Stage (TV Series) (play "The Caretaker" - 2 episodes)
- The Caretaker Part Two (1966) ... (play "The Caretaker")
- The Caretaker Part One (1966) ... (play "The Caretaker")
 1966 Modesty Blaise (screenplay - uncredited)
 1965 En Kopp te (TV Movie)
 1965 De minnaar (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Serveringshissen (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1965 Seuraava (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1965 Tea Party (TV Movie)
 1965 Primera fila (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Tea Party (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Teekutsut (TV Movie) (play "Tea Party")
 1965 Camera Three (TV Series) (plays - 1 episode)
- The Pinter Plays (1965) ... (plays)
 1965 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Birthday Party (1965) ... (play)
 1964 Elskeren (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Rakastaja (TV Movie) (play "The Lover")
 1964 Älskaren (TV Movie)
 1964 Der Liebhaber (TV Movie) (play "The Love")
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (screenplay)
 1963 The Servant (screenplay)
 1963 The Guest (play)
 1963 The Lover (TV Movie)
 1963 Der stumme Diener (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1962 Muotinäytös (TV Movie) (play "The Collection")
 1962/I Kollektionen (TV Movie) (play)
 1962/II Kollektionen (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Tämä ainoa yö (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1961 The Birthday Party (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 A Night Out (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Room (1961) ... (writer)
- The Dumb Waiter (1961) ... (writer)
- The Collection (1961) ... (writer)
- Night School (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- A Night Out (1960) ... (by)
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Other Works:

He directed his play, "Landscape," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton and Laurence Olivier Theatres in London, England with Ian Holm and Penelope Wilton in the cast. Harold Pinter was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 30 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

David Baron | Sir Harold Pinter
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Personal Quote:

But, let's face it, the fact remains that Hollywood has always been an extraordinary bloody place. Always. Hollywood, mainly, is a kind of shithouse. But out of this shithouse, they've produced the most surprising films. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for the Special Award for his lifetime achievement to the theatre. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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