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Christopher Hampton was born on January 26, 1946 in Faial, Açores, Portugal as Christopher James Hampton. He is a writer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), A Dangerous Method (2011) and Atonement (2007). He has been married to Laura de Holesch since 1971. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2015 Ali and Nino (writer) (post-production)
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Adore (story)
 2011 A Dangerous Method (play "The Talking Cure") / (screenplay)
 2010 Bad Company (storyline consultant)
 2009 Chéri (written by)
 2007 Atonement (screenplay)
 2003 Imagining Argentina (writer)
 2002 The Quiet American (screenplay)
 1996 The Secret Agent (written by)
 1996 Mary Reilly (screenplay)
 1995 Total Eclipse (screenplay)
 1995 Les amistats perilloses (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Carrington
 1992 Rozprávky z Hollywoodu (TV Movie)
 1992 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Teljes napfogyatkozás (TV Movie)
 1989 The Ginger Tree (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons (play) / (screenplay)
 1987 Opowiesci Hollywoodu (TV Movie) (play "Tales of Hollywood")
 1986 Oviri (screenplay)
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 The Good Father (screenplay)
 1983 Beyond the Limit (screenplay)
 1983 Tartuffe, or The Impostor (TV Movie) (translation)
 1981 The History Man (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 2: October 3nd 1972 (A.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... (writer)
 1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods (writer)
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Marya (1979) ... (screenplay)
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treats (1977)
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Able's Will (1977) ... (writer)
 1975 Savages (TV Movie) (script)
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie) (by)
 1973 Der Menschenfreund (TV Movie) (play)
 1973/I A Doll's House (Broadway play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Total Eclipse (TV Movie) (play)
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His play, "The Philanthropist", was performed at the Mayfair Theatre in London, England with George Cole, Edward de Souza, Andrew Neil, Annabel Leventon, William Job, Pamela Moiseiwitsch and Elisabeth Sladen in the cast. Robert Kidd was the director. See more »

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The first screening was the press screening. The producer and I went in and checked out the print - absolutely fine - went out to dinner and I then had a call saying 'I'm sorry to tell you it's been booed'. I said, 'How awful'. 'Don't worry, it often happens at Venice, nothing to worry about'. And then the next night was the proper opening where there was a six-minute standing ovation so I ... See more »


His play, "The Philanthropist", was awarded the 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play Production with Swoosie Kurtz, Brian Murray, Peter Wexler (scenic designer), at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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