Ronald Harwood (1934–2020)


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Born in Cape Town, Union of South Africa in 1934, Ronald Harwood moved to London in 1951 to pursue a career in the theatre. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined the Shakespeare Company of Sir Donald Wolfit, one of the last 'actor-manager' of Great-Britain. From 1953 to 1958, Harwood became the personal dresser of Sir ... See full bio »

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(age 85) in Sussex, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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The Pianist Writer
(2002)
Australia Writer
(2008)
The Dresser Writer
(1983)

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 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 2012 Quartet (based on the play by) / (screenplay by)
 2012 A Therapy (Short) (screenplay)
 2008 Australia (screenplay)
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera (screenplay)
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (screenplay)
 2005 Oliver Twist (screenplay)
 2004 Being Julia (screenplay)
 2003 The Statement (screenplay)
 2002 Majstor (TV Movie)
  Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 5 episodes, 1997 - 2002) (drama - 1 episode, 2001)
- Kwartet (2002) ... (play)
- Herbatka u Stalina (2001) ... (drama)
- Równy podzial (1999) ... (play)
- Czlowiek do wszystkiego (1998) ... (play)
- Odbita slawa (1997) ... (play)
 2002 The Pianist (screenplay by)
 2001 Taking Sides (play) / (screenplay)
 1997 Garderober (TV Movie)
 1997 Za i przeciw (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (screenplay)
 1989 Countdown to War (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Breakthrough at Reykjavik (TV Movie)
 1987 Mandela (TV Movie)
  All the World's a Stage (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1984) (playwright: 'The Dresser' - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Actors Do Not Understand (1984) ... (written by)
- The Master Builders (1984) ... (written by)
- A World Turned Upside-Down (1984) ... (written by)
- Silk Stockings and White Bosoms (1984) ... (written by)
- The Vices of Mankind (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 The Dresser (based on a play by) / (screenplay)
 1981 A Family (TV Movie)
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (dramatisation - 11 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Sound Machine (1981) ... (dramatisation)
- Parson's Pleasure (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- Genesis & Catastrophe (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- The Umbrella Man (1980) ... (dramatisation)
- Depart in Peace (1980) ... (dramatisation)
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 Read All About It (TV Series) (questions: Quiz of the Week - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.19 (1979) ... (questions: Quiz of the Week)
 1975 Operation: Daybreak (screenplay)
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Guests (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Long Lease of Summer (1972) ... (writer)
 1970 Sudden Terror (screenplay)
 1968 Diamonds for Breakfast (writer)
 1966-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The New Assistant (1967) ... (writer)
- Convalescence (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Arrivederci, Baby! (screen story by)
 1965-1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Paris Trip (1966) ... (writer)
- The Guests of Honour (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica (screenplay)
  ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (play - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Lads (1963) ... (writer)
- Take a Fellow Like Me (1961) ... (writer)
- Private Potter (1961) ... (play) / (writer)
- The Barber of Stamford Hill (1960) ... (writer)
 1963 The Barber of Stamford Hill (TV play)
 1962 Private Potter (written by)
 1961 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Private Potter (1961)
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Other Works:

He translated Anton Chekhov's play, "Ivanov," at the Richmond Theatre in London, England with Alan Bates, Peter Sallis, Nicky Henson, Felicity Kendal, Frank Thornton, Sheila Steafel, Robert Gwilym, and Philip Franks in the cast. Elijah Moshinsky was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ronnie Harwood | Sir Ronald Harwood

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

Cousin of stage actor Antony Sher (their mothers are sisters). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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