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Born: November 9, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: Writer ...
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1953:
Joined Donald Wolfit's Shakespeare Company as Sir Donald's personal dresser
1955:
As actor, appeared in "The Strong Are Lonely"
1960:
Co-wrote "The Barber of Stamford Hill" for TV
1961:
Published first novel <i>All the Same Shadows</i>
1963:
Wrote first produced screenplay "The Barber of Stamford Hill"
1969:
Wrote first produced play "Country Matters"
1971:
Wrote screenplay for "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
1973:
Hosted radio series "Kaleidoscope"
1973:
Member of literature panel, Arts Council of Great Britain
1975:
Served as artistic director of Cheltenham Festival of Literature
1978:
Hosted TV series "Read All About It" (BBC)
1980:
"The Dresser" premiered in London
1981:
Broadway debut as author, "The Dresser"
1981:
Wrote NBC movie "Evita Peron," starring Faye Dunaway
1983:
Adapted "The Dresser" for features; earned Oscar nomination for screenplay; also produced
1984:
Wrote British series "All the World's a Stage"
1986:
Was visitor in theatre, Balliol College, Oxford University
1987:
Wrote HBO original movie "Mandela"
1995:
Penned adaptation of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
1996:
Play "Taking Sides" produced on Broadway
2001:
Wrote screenplay adaptation of play "Taking Sides"; screened at Toronto Film Festival
2001:
Premiered new play "Mahler's Conversion," about the composer's religious conversion from Judaism to Catholicism; Antony Sher starred as Mahler
2002:
With director Roman Polanski, co-wrote screenplay for "The Pianist"; received BAFTA and Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay (Adapted)
2004:
Penned screenplay for "Being Julia," starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons
2005:
Penned Roman Polanski directed version of "Oliver Twist," starring Ben Kingsley
2007:
Wrote feature adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera," directed by Mike Newell
2007:
Wrote screenplay adaption for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," based on the French memoir <i>Le scaphandre et le papillon</i> by Jean-Dominique Bauby; earned Golden Globe, Oscar and Independent Spirit Award Nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008:
Co-wrote screenplay of Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia"
2012:
Adapted his own play for screenplay of Dustin Hoffman's feature directorial debut "Quartet"

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