Harold Pinter (10 October, 1930 – 24 December, 2008) was a Nobel winning English director, actor, screenwriter and playwright.
- Harold Pinter was the only son of a Jewish tailor who migrated from Portugal where their name was da Pinta.
- At age 17 Mr. Pinter trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as an actor.
- David Baron was Mr. Pinter’s stage name when working as an actor in the 1950’s.
- During World War II Harold Pinter registered as a conscientious objector.
- Mr. Pinter was known for withholding information about the characters in his play for the audience’s pleasure.
- The plays Mr. Pinter wrote were usually set in one room.
- Pregnant pauses were Pinter’s best-known literary mannerism, in fact, an awkward silence suggesting menace was coined as “Pinteresque”.The term appears in the the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Harold Pinter left his wife for Lady Antonia Fraser, wife of an English conservative politician.
- Mr. Pinter was an avid cricketer.
- Harold Pinter was awarded the David Cohen Literature Prize for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.
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