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Anthony Shaffer (I) (1926–2001)

Anthony Shaffer was born on May 15, 1926 in Liverpool, England, UK. He was a writer, known for Sleuth (1972), Frenzy (1972) and The Wicker Man (1973). He was previously married to Diane Cilento and Carolyn Soley. He died on November 6, 2001 in London, England, UK. See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Known For

Sleuth Writer
Frenzy Writer


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 2022 Tiktiki (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Cop (2022)
- The Game (2022)
- The Plot (2022)
 2007 Sleuth (adapted from the play by)
 2006 The Wicker Man (1973 screenplay)
 1993 Sommersby (story)
 1988 Appointment with Death (screenplay)
 1982 Evil Under the Sun (screenplay)
 1978 Absolution (screenplay)
 1978 Death on the Nile (screenplay)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (uncredited)
 1973 The Wicker Man (screenplay)
 1972 Sleuth (play) / (screenplay)
 1972 Frenzy (screenplay by)
 1971 Cry of the Penguins (screenplay)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Murderer", was performed at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Sir Robert Stephens, Caroline Blakiston, Patricia Quinn and Warren Clarke in the cast. Clifford Williams was the director. See more »


Diane Cilento  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?


Anthony and twin brother Peter have both won The Tony Award for Best Play. Anthony's only nomination/win came in 1971 for "Sleuth". Peter was nominated for "Black Comedy"(1967), and "Lettice and Lovage"((1990), and won for "Equus"(1975) and "Amadeus"(1981). See more »

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