Script Factory: Christopher Hampton
One of Britain's finest dramatists talks about his work for the screen.
Christopher Hampton received an Oscar® in 1989 for his unforgettable film adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' novel Dangerous Liaisons, based upon his own stage play and directed by Stephen Frears. He is also the writer of Total Eclipse - filmed in 1995 with Leonardo Di Caprio and David Thewlis - and The Quiet American (2002), adapted from Graham Greene's novel; and the writer/director of Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina. Upcoming work includes the Ian McEwan adaptation Atonement, which stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy and is set to open the Venice Film Festival in September; and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, based on the hit novel by Susanna Clarke.
SCENE insiders is supported by the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Union, United International Pictures and the British Council
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