Peter Whelan Biography (1931-)

Born October 3, 1931, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England; married Ffrangcon Price, 1958; children: two sons, one daughter. Career: Playwright. Town Planning Office, Stoke-on-Trent, England, assistant surveyor, 1949-50; Endon Farm, Staffordshire, England, farm worker, 1950; Uffington Hall, manservant, 1955; demolition worker, Staffordshire, 1955; English Speaking Union Hotel, London, England, hall porter, 1956; A.S. Dixon, Ltd., London, advertising copywriter, 1956-57; Berlitz School, Bergen, Norway, English teacher, 1957-58; West London College, London, England, teacher, 1958; copywriter in London, 1959-60; Military service: National Service, 1950-51. Awards, Honors: Ford Foundation Grant, 1964; Sony Radio Award, 1990; Writers Guild Award nomination, 1991, for The Bright and Bold Design; Writer's Guild Award nominations, 1995, 1997; Writers Guild of Great Britain Award, best regional theatre play, 1996, for Divine Right and The Herbal Bed; Honorary Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1997; TMA Award, best new play, 1997, for Divine Right; Lloyd's Private Banking Bewst Play, 1997. Addresses: Agent: Lemon, Unna & Durbridge, 24 Pottery Lane, HollandPark, London W11 4LZ, England.

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October 3, 1931
Newcastle-under-Lyme, England

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