Harold Pinter (1930–2008)


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Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's clothing and Frances was a homemaker. The Pinters, whose... See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Sleuth Writer
(2007)
Mansfield Park Sir Thomas Bertram
(1999)
The Servant Writer
(1963)

Filmography

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 2020 Victoria Station (Short)
 2020 The Monologue Project (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- The Caretaker (2020)
 2019 Kod SNP-a (Short) (play)
 2019/I Ashes to Ashes (Short) (writer)
 2019 The New World Order (Short) (based on the play by)
 2015 High Windows (Short)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie) (written by - segment "No Man's Land")
 2011 Pinter's 'the Birthday Party' (Short) (play)
 2011 Smísené dvouhry (Video)
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (excerpts - 1 episode, 2010) (play - 1 episode, 2002)
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... (excerpts)
- One for the Road (2002) ... (play)
 2007 Sleuth (screenplay)
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
 2007 Working with Pinter (TV Movie documentary)
  Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 2006) (author - 1 episode, 1998)
- Kolekcja (2006) ... (play)
- Z prochu powstales (1998) ... (author)
 2004 The Caretaker (TV Movie) (play "The Caretaker")
 2003 Victoria Station (Short) (play)
 2002 The Dwarfs (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 The Dumb Waiter (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1999 Against the War (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 To theatro stin ET-1 (TV Series) (play)
 1997 The Servant (Short)
 1996 The Homecomming (TV Series)
  Performance (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1995) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- Landscape (1995) ... (play)
- Old Times (1991) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1993 The Trial (screenplay)
 1992 Party Time (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1990 Apeili (Short) (play)
 1990 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1990 The Comfort of Strangers (screenplay)
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale (screenplay)
 1989 Reunion (writer)
 1989 Pinter-cyclus (TV Short) (one-act play)
 1988 Mountain Language (TV Short)
 1988 Alte Zeiten (TV Movie)
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Birthday Party (1987) ... (writer)
 1987 Basements (TV Movie) (plays "The Dumb Waiter" and "The Room") / (teleplay)
 1986 Der Hausmeister (TV Movie) (play: The Caretakere)
 1985 Turtle Diary (screenplay)
  Summer Season (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1985) (play - 1 episode, 1985)
- One for the Road (1985) ... (writer)
- The Dumb Waiter (1985) ... (play)
 1984 A Kind of Alaska (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 De huisbewaarder (TV Movie)
 1984 Le gardien (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Der Hausmeister (TV Movie) (play: The Caretaker)
 1983 Yöjalassa (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1983 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mia Nihta Exo (1983)
 1983 Betrayal (play) / (screenplay) / (writer)
 1983 Landscape (TV Movie)
 1982 The Hothouse (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman (screenplay)
 1981 The Caretaker (TV Movie) (playwright)
 1979 Entre Marido e Mulher... (TV Mini Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Noite (1979) ... (play)
 1979 Beryl Reid (TV Series) (original script by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (1979) ... (original script by)
- Episode #2.1 (1979) ... (original script by)
 1979 Velhos Tempos (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Die Geburtstagsfeier (TV Movie) (play "The Birthday Party")
 1978 No Man's Land (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... (screenplay)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La fiesta de cumpleaños (1978) ... (play)
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Night School (1978) ... (script)
 1978 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
 1977 Det var engang (TV Movie) (play "Old Times")
 1977 Old Times (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Il guardiano (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 The Lover (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 De Dienstlift (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Vaktmesteren (TV Movie) (play: "The Caretaker")
 1976 The Last Tycoon (screenplay)
 1976 Teatro Club (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El montaplatos (1976) ... (play)
 1976 En let smerte (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Collection (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Old Times (TV Movie)
 1975 Bare litt vondt (TV Movie) (play: "A Slight Ache")
 1974 Gamle dage (TV Movie) (play "Old Times")
 1974 Provod (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1973 Rodjendan (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 The Homecoming (play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Ljubavnik (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Monologue (TV Short)
 1973 Der Hausmeister (TV Movie) (play "The Caretaker")
 1973 But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (written by)
 1972 Hemkomsten (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 The Basement (TV Movie)
 1971 Gemengd dubbel (TV Movie)
 1971 The Go-Between (screenplay)
 1971 Schweigen (TV Short) (novel "Silence")
 1971 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El portero (1971) ... (play)
 1971 Viceværten (TV Movie) (play "The Caretaker")
 1970 A szeretö (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Lift za kuhinju (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1969 De dienstlift (TV Movie)
 1969 Helkväll (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1969 According to Dora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Källarvåningen (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pinter People (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 The Collection (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 O Porteiro (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 The Birthday Party (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1968 Tiefparterre (TV Movie) (play "The Basement")
 1968 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El portero (1968)
 1968 Teaparty (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 Rommet (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Die Kollektion (TV Movie) (play "The Collection")
 1967 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.7 (1967) ... (script)
  Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1967) (radio play - 1 episode, 1967) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Basement (1967) ... (writer)
- A Night Out (1967) ... (writer)
- A Slight Ache (1967) ... (radio play) / (screenplay)
 1967 Accident (screenplay)
 1966 The Birthday Party (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Ansøgeren (Stillads III) (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (screenplay)
 1966 Syntymäpäivät (TV Movie) (play "The Birthday Party")
 1960-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Caretaker (1966) ... (writer)
- The Birthday Party (1960) ... (writer)
 1966 Abendkurs (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Present Stage (TV Series) (play "The Caretaker" - 2 episodes)
- The Caretaker Part Two (1966) ... (play "The Caretaker")
- The Caretaker Part One (1966) ... (play "The Caretaker")
 1966 Modesty Blaise (screenplay - uncredited)
 1965 En Kopp te (TV Movie)
 1965 Spectacle d'un soir (TV Series) (play "The Lover" - 1 episode)
- L'amant (1965) ... (play "The Lover")
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark (script collaborator - uncredited)
 1965 De minnaar (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Serveringshissen (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1965 Seuraava (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1965 Tea party (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Tea Party (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Primera fila (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Tea Party (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Teekutsut (TV Movie) (play "Tea Party")
 1965 Camera Three (TV Series) (plays - 1 episode)
- The Pinter Plays (1965) ... (plays)
  Festival (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (play - 1 episode, 1965) (play "The Dumb Waiter" - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Birthday Party (1965) ... (play)
- The Dumb Waiter/The Zoo Story (1961) ... (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1964/I Elskeren (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964/II Elskeren (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1964 Rakastaja (TV Movie) (play "The Lover")
 1964 Älskaren (TV Movie)
 1964 Der Liebhaber (TV Movie) (play "The Love")
 1964 Fødselsdagsselskabet (TV Movie) (play)
  Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (play - 1 episode, 1964)
- A Night Out (1964) ... (play)
- The Lover (1964)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (screenplay)
 1964 Køkkenelevatoren (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Kolleksjonen (TV Movie) (based on work by)
 1963 Eine Nacht außer Haus (TV Movie) (novel)
 1963 The Servant (screenplay)
 1963 The Guest (play)
 1963 Kjøkkenheisen (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1963 The Lover (TV Movie)
 1963 Der stumme Diener (TV Movie) (play "The Dumb Waiter")
 1962 Muotinäytös (TV Movie) (play "The Collection")
 1962/I Kollektionen (TV Movie) (play)
 1962/II Kollektionen (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Die Kollektion (TV Movie) (play: The Collection)
 1962 Der Hausmeister (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Tämä ainoa yö (TV Movie) (play "A Night Out")
 1961 The Birthday Party (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 A Night Out (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Room (1961) ... (writer)
- The Dumb Waiter (1961) ... (writer)
- The Collection (1961) ... (writer)
- Night School (1960) ... (writer)
 1961 En tur i byen (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- A Night Out (1960) ... (by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Moonlight," was performed at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Ian Holm, Anna Massey, Douglas Hodge, Michael Sheen, Claire Skinner, and Edward De Souza in the cast. David Leveaux was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 30 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

David Baron | Sir Harold Pinter

Spouse:

Antonia Fraser  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have written about 25 scripts over the years, three of them were never made and another three fucked up. I took my name off one and with some reluctance left my name on another. The one I took my name off was The Remains of the Day (1993), for which they took my script and rewrote it. But the truth is that the roughly 18 films that I've had made have not been touched. They've been filmed ... See more »

Trivia:

In the early 1960s, he had an extra-marital affair with broadcaster Joan Bakewell. Later, Pinter went on to write what became the movie Betrayal (1983), which told the story of their affair. See more »

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