Ronald Harwood Biography (1934-)

Born Ronald Horwitz, November 9, 1934, in Cape Town, South Africa; son of Isaac and Isobel (Pepper) Horwitz; married Natasha Riehle, 1959; children: Anthony, Deborah, Alexandra. Addresses: AGENT--Judy Daish, Judy Daish Associates, 83 Eastbourne Mews, London W2 6LQ, England.

South African
Birth Details
November 9, 1934
Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Works

  • Captain Arago, The Strong Are Lonely, London, 1955.
  • Also appeared in Macbeth, The Wandering Jew, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Volpone, Twelfth Night, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The Clandestine Marriage, and Henry IV, Part One, all Donald Wolfit's Shakespeare Company, London, 1953; Salome, London, 1954; and in repertory productions at Salisbury, U.K., and Chesterfield, U.K.
  • Host, Read All About It, BBC, 1978-79.
  • Host, Kaleidoscope, BBC, 1973.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • Country Matters, Sixty Nine Theatre Company, University Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1969.
  • (libretto) The Good Companions, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1974, published by Chappell, 1974.
  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, U.K.,1977, then Round House Theatre, London, 1979, published by Amber Lane Press,1983.
  • A Family, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Royal Haymarket Theatre, London, both 1978, published by Heinemann, 1978.
  • The Dresser, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Queen's Theatre, London, both 1980, later Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1981, published by Amber Lane Press, 1980, then Grove Press, 1981.
  • (with Christopher Hampton) A Night of the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, first produced in London, 1981.
  • After the Lions, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1982, published by Amber Lane Press, 1983.
  • All the World's a Stage, first produced in 1983.
  • Tramway Road, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1984, published by AmberLane Press, 1984.
  • The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest, Almeida Theatre, London, 1985, published by Amber Lane Press, 1985.
  • Interpreters: A Fantasia on English and Russian Themes, Queen's Theatre,1985, published by Amber Lane Press, 1985.
  • J.J. Farr, first produced in Bath, U.K., then London, both 1987.
  • Another Time, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1989.
  • Writings;FILM
  • The Barber of Stamford Hill, British Lion, 1963.
  • (with Casper Wrede) Private Potter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1963.
  • (with Stanley Mann and Denis Cannan) A High Wind in Jamaica, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
  • (with Pierre Rouve and N.F. Simpson) Diamonds for Breakfast, Paramount, 1968.
  • The Girl with a Pistol (also known as La ragazza con la pistola), Paramount, 1968.
  • (with Ken Hughes) Cromwell, Columbia, 1970.
  • Sudden Terror (also known as Eyewitness), National General, 1970.
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cinerama, 1971, screenplay published by Sphere, then Ballantine, both 1971.
  • Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom), Warner Brothers,1976.
  • The Dresser, Columbia, 1983.
  • The Doctor and the Devils, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.
  • Also Lost Empires.
  • All the World's a Stage, 1984.
  • Writings;EPISODIC
  • "The Way Up to Heaven," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1979.
  • "Parson's Pleasure" and "The Umbrella Man," both Tales of the Unexpected,syndicated, 1986.
  • Writings;MOVIES
  • Evita Peron, NBC, 1981.
  • Mandela, HBO, 1987, screenplay published by Boxtree, then New American Library, both 1987.
  • Writings;SPECIALS
  • The Barber of Stamford Hill, 1960.
  • (with Casper Wrede) Private Potter, 1961.
  • Take a Fellow Like Me, 1961.
  • The Lads, 1963.
  • Convalescence, 1964.
  • Guests of Honour, 1965.
  • The Paris Trip, 1966.
  • The New Assistant, 1967.
  • The Long Lease of Summer, 1972.
  • The Guests, 1972.
  • (with John Selwyn) A Sense of Loss, 1978.
  • Breakthrough at Reykjavik Granada Television, 1987, then as The Summit: ANuclear Age Drama, PBS, 1987.
  • Countdown to War, 1989.
  • Writings;RADIO; PLAYS
  • All the Same Shadows, 1971.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • All the Same Shadows (novel), J. Cape, 1961, published in the United States as George Washington September, Sir!, Farrar Straus, 1961.
  • The Guilt Merchants (novel), J. Cape, 1963, then Holt Rinehart, 1969.
  • The Girl in Melanie Klein (novel), Secker and Warburg, 1969, then Holt Rinehart, 1973.
  • Sir Donald Wolfit, C.B.E.--His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre(biography), Secker and Warburg, then St. Martin's, both 1971.
  • Articles of Faith (novel), Secker and Warburg, 1973, then Holt Rinehart,1974.
  • The Genoa Ferry (novel), Secker and Warburg, 1976, then Mason/Charter, 1977.
  • Cesar and Augusta (biographical novel), Secker and Warburg, 1978, then Little Brown, 1979.
  • One.Interior.Day.--Adventures in the Film Trade (short stories), Secker and Warburg, 1978.
  • editor (with Francis King), New Stories 3 (short stories), Hutchinson, 1978.
  • editor, A Night at the Theatre (essays), Methuen, 1982.
  • All the World's a Stage (essays), Secker and Warburg, 1984, then Little Brown, 1985.
  • editor, The Ages of Gielgud: An Actor at Eighty (biography), Hodder and Stoughton, then Limelight, both 1984.
  • Also Dear Alec (biography), 1989.

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