In Person: David Hare
Award-winning English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director David Hare has been at the forefront of film and stage drama for many years. While perhaps best known for his stage work, he has also received two Academy Award® nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay (for The Hours in 2003 and for The Reader in 2009) and has also seen his television work extremely well received. In the West End, his great successes include the plays Plenty (which he adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep), Pravda, which featured a mesmerising performance by Anthony Hopkins, and Skylight, starring Michael Gambon and Lia Williams. He directed and wrote films such as Wetherby, Paris by Night and Strapless, while recent television productions have included the interlinked Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield, all of which feature Bill Nighy. He was knighted in 1998.