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South African dramatist and playwright (1934-2020)
Ronald Harwood is ...
|Born||9 November 1934 in Cape Town|
|Died||8 September 2020 in Sussex|
|Age||85 years, 10 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||Union of South Africa and United Kingdom|
|Birth name||Ronald Horwitz|
|Occupation||writer, screenwriter, film producer, playwright, stage actor, novelist and author|
|Nominated for||Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay and Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|Notable work||The Dresser|
|Awards||Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Knight Bachelor|
|Member of||Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Royal Society of Literature|
|Educated at||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Field of work||performing arts|
About Ronald Harwood
Ronald Harwood, the South African dramatist and playwright, was born on November 9, 1934. He passed away on September 8, 2020, at the age of 85. Harwood was a prolific writer, penning over 30 plays, several screenplays, and a memoir.
Harwood was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent his early years in the country before moving to London in 1951. He began his career as an actor, but soon turned to writing. His first play, "A Family," was produced in 1962 and was followed by a string of successful productions, including "The Dresser," "Taking Sides," and "The Pianist."
Harwood's work often explored themes of identity, memory, and the human condition. He was known for his ability to create complex characters and to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and nuance. His plays were widely produced in the UK and the US, and he was awarded numerous honors for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Pianist."
In addition to his work as a playwright, Harwood was also a respected screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for several films, including "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "The Statement," and "Love in the Time of Cholera."
Harwood was a member of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded a CBE in 1999 for his services to drama. He continued to write and work in the theater until his death in 2020.
Ronald Harwood's legacy as a writer and dramatist is a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft. His work will continue to be celebrated and produced for years to come.
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