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Robert Bolt (1924–1995)


Son of a small shopkeeper, he attended Manchester Grammar School. He later said that he made poor uses of his opportunities there. He went to work in an insurance office, but later entered Manchester University, taking a degree in History. A post-graduate year at Exeter University led to a schoolmaster's position, first at a village school in ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1966)
(1962)
(1965)
The Mission Writer
(1986)

Filmography

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 2015 Jake and the Giants (inspiration)
 1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1988 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1986 The Mission (original story & screenplay)
 1984 The Bounty (screenplay)
 1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor (TV Short documentary)
 1979 Ridder Runde og hans kamp mot drager og baroner (TV Mini-Series) (play: "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew")
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb (written by)
 1970 Ryan's Daughter (original screenplay)
 1969 The Red Tent (uncredited)
 1966 A Man for All Seasons (from the play by) / (screenplay)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (screenplay)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Flowering Cherry (1965) ... (play)
 1964 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Thomas More (TV Movie) (play "A Man For All Seasons")
 1964 ...und immer wieder LEBEN (TV Movie) (writer)
 1963 Der kleine dicke Ritter Oblong Fitz-Oblong (TV Series) (novel)
 1963 De boomgaard (TV Movie) (play "The Flowering Cherry")
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (screenplay)
 1962 The Tiger and the Horse (TV Movie) (play)
 1958-1961 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Tiger and the Horse (1961) ... (play)
- Flowering Cherry (1958) ... (play)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flowering Cherry (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Blühende Träume (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) (play and screenplay - as Robert Oxton Bolt)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Flowering Cherry," was performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, and Brewster Mason in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Oxton Bolt
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Trivia:

Bolt suffered a severe stroke in 1979, which resulted in some loss of speech and partial paralysis. Forced to quit his 80 cigarette-a-day smoking habit, he became sufficiently rehabilitated to resume his writing career in the early 1980's. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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