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Christopher Hampton was born on January 26, 1946 in Faial, Açores, Portugal as Christopher James Hampton. He is a writer and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Atonement (2007) and The Father (2020). He has been married to Laura de Holesch since 1971. They have two children. See full bio »

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(1988)
Atonement Writer
(2007)
The Father Writer
(2020)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2022 A German Life (screenwriter) (pre-production)
 2022 The Son (screenplay by) (post-production)
 2020 The Singapore Grip (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Survival Instinct (2020) ... (written by)
- The Human Condition (2020) ... (written by)
- The Singapore Grip (2020) ... (written by)
- Engagement (2020) ... (written by)
- The Great World (2020) ... (written by)
 2020/I The Father (screenplay by)
 2016 Sunset Boulevard (Video) (text)
 2016 Ali and Nino (writer)
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Adore (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 2011 A Dangerous Method (play "The Talking Cure") / (screenplay)
 2010 Bad Company (storyline consultant)
 2009 Chéri (written by)
 2007 Atonement (screenplay)
 2003 Imagining Argentina (writer)
 2002 The Quiet American (screenplay)
 1997 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Filantrop (1997) ... (play)
 1996 The Secret Agent (written by)
 1996 Mary Reilly (screenplay)
 1995 Les amistats perilloses (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Total Eclipse (screenplay)
 1995 Carrington
 1992 Rozprávky z Hollywoodu (TV Movie)
 1992 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Nebezpecné vztahy (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Teljes napfogyatkozás (TV Movie)
 1989 The Ginger Tree (TV Mini Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons (play) / (screenplay)
 1987 Opowiesci Hollywoodu (TV Movie) (play "Tales of Hollywood")
 1986 Oviri (screenplay)
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 The Good Father (screenplay)
 1983 Beyond the Limit (screenplay)
 1983 Tartuffe, or the Impostor (TV Movie) (translation)
 1982 Rimbaud in L.A. (original play "Total Eclipse")
 1981 The History Man (TV Mini Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 2: October 3nd 1972 (A.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... (writer)
 1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods (writer)
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Marya (1979) ... (screenplay)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treats (1977)
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Able's Will (1977) ... (writer)
 1975 Savages (TV Movie) (script)
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie) (by)
 1973 Der Menschenfreund (TV Movie) (play)
 1973/I A Doll's House (Broadway play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Total Eclipse (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

His play, "Savages," was performed in New York City. Gordon Davidson was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


Spouse:

Laura de Holesch  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

There is a sort of theory that you should adapt bad books because they always make more successful films. Don't do masterpieces, because they'll be disappointing. I don't think that. If you take a really good book, then the potential is for a really good film. But you've got to get it right. See more »

Trivia:

In 1995, won two Tony Awards for "Sunset Boulevard:" as Best Book (Musical) with Don Black, and as Best Original Musical Score, sharing lyrics credit with Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He previously has received two Tony nominations as author of Best Play nominees: in 1971 for "The Philanthropist" and in 1987 for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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