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CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (Translation)’s many screenplays include Dangerous Liaisons, Total Eclipse, The Quiet American, Atonement, Chéri and A Dangerous Method. He both wrote and directed Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina. His television work includes adaptations of “The History Man,” “Hôtel Du Lac” and “The Thirteenth Tale.” Prizes for his film and television work include an Oscar, two BAFTAs, a Writer’s Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia and a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Hampton wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales From Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure, Appomattox and All About Eve. He has written the libretti for three Philip Glass operas and co-written three musicals including Sunset Boulevard. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Yasmina Reza (including Art And God of Carnage), Daniel Kehlmann (The Mentor, Christmas Eve) and Florian Zeller (The Father, The Mother, The Truth, The Lie and The Height Of The Storm). His plays, musicals and translations have garnered four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard Awards and the New York Theatre Critics’ Circle Award.