Won 1 Oscar.
Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Wrote "Equus," performed at the Thorndike Theatre in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, with Richard Easton and Steve Morley in the cast.
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Sir Peter Shaffer
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When you first do a play, the actors tend to eye you ingratiatingly, with a kind of respectful hope, as if you are the repository of some great secret which they must have. Three weeks later, these roles are reversed. It is you, the author, who is sidling up to them nervously and saying in a low voice "I wonder if you'd mind putting in this line, or saying this to her". And quite often the ...
Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play winner: in 1975 for "Equus" and in 1981 for "Amadeus." He was also twice nominated as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1967 for "Black Comedy" and in 1991 for "Lettice and Lovage."