Christopher Hampton Biography (1946-)

Full name, Christopher James Hampton; born January 26, 1946, in Fayal, Azores, Portugal; son of Bernard Patrick (a marine telecommunications engineer) andDorothy Patience (maiden name, Herrington) Hampton; married Laura Margaret de Holesch (a social worker), 1971; children: two daughters. Education:Oxford University, B.A. (French and German), 1968, also received M.A. Avocational interests: Travel, cinema. Addresses: Contact-- 2Kensington Park Gardens, London, England W11. Agent-- c/o William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Writer,director, producer, song writer, and lyricist. Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, WestGermany, report writer, 1967; translator of lectures on James Joyce, Paris,France, 1967; Royal Court Theatre, London, England, resident dramatist, 1968-70. Member: Dramatists Club, Royal Society of Literature (fellow, 1976--, and council member, 1984--). Awards, Honors: Plays and Players London Critics Award, best play, and Evening Standard Award, bestcomedy, 1970, both for The Philanthropist; Variety New York Drama Critics Poll, most promising playwright, 1971; Plays and Players London Critics Award, best play (with others), 1973, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Playwriting Award, distinguished theatrical productions and performances, 1975, both for Savages; Evening Standard Award, best comedy, 1983, for Tales from Hollywood; Plays and Players LondonCritics Award, best play, 1985, Time Out Award, best production, 1986, London Standard Award, best play, 1986, Olivier Award, best play, 1986, NewYork Drama Critics Circle Award, best foreign play, 1987, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1988, all for Les Liaisons dangereuses;British Academy Award, best television film, 1986, for Hotel du lac;Prix Italia, 1988, for The Good Father; Academy Award, best screenplay(adaptation) and British Academy Award, best screenplay (adapted), 1989, both for Dangerous Liaisons; Special Jury Prize and Golden Palm nomination, Cannes Film Festival, 1995, both for Carrington; Antoinette Perry awards, best original score and best book of a musical, 1995, for Sunset Boulevard; Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 1995, for Mary Reilly; Scott Moncrieff Prize, 1997; Evening Standard Comedy Award andLaurence Olivier Best Comedy Award, 1997, both for Wyndhams. Addresses: Contact: 2 Kensington Park Gardens, London, England W11.; Agent: c/o William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Writer, director, producer, song writer, lyricist
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January 26, 1946
Fayal, Azores, Portugal

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