Ronald Harwood was born 85 years ago in South Africa. He is considered one of the most important post-war British playwrights. His plays include “The Dresser” and “Quartet”, which were also screened.
He received an Oscar trophy from the American Film Academy for his adapted screenplay for “The Pianist” (2002), directed by Roman Polanski.
Harwood was also nominated for an Oscar for “The Dresser” (1983, directed by Peter Yates) and “Le scaphandre et le papillon” (2007, directed by Julian Schnabel). He received a BAFTA award for his screenplay.
His screenplays include “Australia,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, “Oliver Twist,” directed by Polanski, and “Being Julia,” starring Annette Bening. main.
Ronald Harwood was president of the Royal Society of Literature from 2001 to 2004 and of the Royal Literary Fund from 2005. In 2010, he was decorated by Queen Elizabeth II.
Among the plays he wrote were “Taking Tea With Stalin,” “Taking Sides,” “Ivanov” and “The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.”