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Born: July 3, 1937 Cause of Death:
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1954:
Worked as journalist for <i>Western Daily Press</i> in Bristol, England
1962:
Briefly associated with <i>Scene</i>, a satirical magazine conceived by Peter Cook
1968:
First London production of "The Real Inspector Hound"; performed as part of a 1972 double-bill with his "After Magritte" in NYC
1970:
Wrote screenplay for 44-minute film "The Engagement"
1974:
Had successful productions of "Travesties" in London and NYC; earned second Tony Award for Best Play
1975:
First feature screenplay, Joseph Losey's "The Romantic Englishwoman"; co-wrote with Thomas Wiseman from Wiseman's novel
1978:
Adapted the screenplay for "Despair" from the work by Vladimir Nabokov
1979:
Adapted Graham Greene's novel "The Human Factor" for the screen; last film directed by Otto Preminger
1990:
Using the language of his birth, translated Vaclav Havel's "Largo Desolato"
1990:
Adapted John Le Carre's novel "The Russia House" for the screen
1991:
Scripted Robert Benton's "Billy Bathgate"; adapted from the E.L. Doctorow novel
1993:
First production of "Arcadia" in London
1995:
NYC production of "Arcadia"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Play
1997:
Wrote stage play "The Invention of Love" based on the life of English poet and classical scholar A. E. Housman
1998:
Adapted Robert Parker's "Poodle Springs" as an HBO movie directed by Bob Rafelson
1999:
Reportedly did uncredited rewrite on Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"
2000:
Contributed English translation of the script for the period drama "Vatel"; screened at Cannes
2001:
Penned the WWII-era spy drama "Enigma"; screened at Sundance
2001:
"The Invention of Love" opened on Broadway; earned a Tony nomination
2006:
Opened trilogy "The Coast of Utopia" on Broadway
2006:
Premiered play "Rock 'n' Roll" at the Royal Court Theatre
2007:
Reportedly did uncredited rewrite on "The Bourne Ultimatum," a film based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel
2007:
Saw NYC opening of "Rock 'n' Roll"; earned Tony nomination for Best Play

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