William Plomer was born on December 10, 1903 in Pietersburg, Transvaal, South Africa as William Charles Franklyn Plomer. He was a writer, known for Gloriana (2000), The Butterfly Ball (1977) and Gloriana (1984). He died on September 21, 1973 in Lewes, East Sussex, England. See full bio »
South African-born librettist, poet and novelist, resident in Britain from 1929. He collaborated with Benjamin Britten on the rather scandalous "Gloriana" (1953) as a coronation tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. At one time he planned a children's opera about space travel.