Ronald Harwood

South African dramatist and playwright (1934-2020)

1934   -   2020

genre: drama
country of citizenship: Union of South Africa, United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sea Point High School
occupation: writer, screenwriter, film producer, playwright, stage actor, novelist, author
award received: Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Knight Bachelor
position held: president

Sir Ronald Harwood (né Horwitz; 9 November 1934 – 8 September 2020) was a South African-born British author, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).
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