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Ronald Harwood


Born in South-Africa in 1934, Ronald Harwood moved to London in 1951 to pursue a career in the theater. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined the Shakespeare Company of Sir Donald Wolfit, one of the last 'actor-manager' of Great-Britain. From 1953 to 1958, Harwood became the personal dresser of Sir Donald. He would later ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Pianist
The Pianist Writer
(2002)
Australia
Australia Writer
(2008)
Quartet
Quartet Writer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 2012 Quartet (play) / (screenplay)
 2012 A Therapy (Short) (screenplay)
 2008 Australia (screenplay)
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera (screenplay)
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (screenplay)
 2005 Oliver Twist (screenplay)
 2004 Being Julia (screenplay)
 2003 The Statement (screenplay)
 2002 Majstor (TV Movie)
 2002 The Pianist (screenplay)
 2001 Taking Sides (play) / (screenplay)
 1998 Czlowiek Do Wszystkiego (TV Movie) (play)
 1997 Garderober (TV Movie)
 1997 Za a Przeciw (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (screenplay)
 1989 Countdown to War (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Breakthrough at Reykjavik (TV Movie)
 1987 Mandela (TV Movie)
 1983 The Dresser (screenplay)
 1981 Een familie (TV Movie)
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (dramatisation - 11 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Sound Machine (1981) ... (dramatisation)
- Parson's Pleasure (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- Genesis & Catastrophe (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- The Umbrella Man (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- Depart in Peace (1980) ... (dramatisation)
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie) (written by)
 1975 Operation: Daybreak (screenplay)
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Guests (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Long Lease of Summer (1972) ... (writer)
 1970 Sudden Terror (screenplay)
 1968 Diamonds for Breakfast (writer)
 1966-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The New Assistant (1967) ... (writer)
- Convalescence (1966) ... (writer)
 1965-1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Paris Trip (1966) ... (writer)
- The Guests of Honour (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica (screenplay)
  ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (play - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Lads (1963) ... (writer)
- Take a Fellow Like Me (1961) ... (writer)
- Private Potter (1961) ... (play) / (writer)
- The Barber of Stamford Hill (1960) ... (writer)
 1962 Private Potter (written by)
 1962 The Barber of Stamford Hill (TV play)
 1961 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Private Potter (1961)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "A Family," was performed in a Royal Exchange production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Paul Scofield, Harry Andrews, Eleanor Bron, Trevor Peacock, Irene Handl, Gary Waldhorn, and Celia Gregory in the cast. Caspar Wrede was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Ronnie Harwood | Sir Ronald Harwood

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

He is the first Oscar winning screenwriter, ever, to write a book solely about the craft of screen-writing - Ronald Harwood's Adaptations (2007). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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