Tom Stoppard’s most recent play is The Hard Problem. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention Of Love, The Coast Of Utopia, Rock’n’Roll, Indian Ink, Dirty Linen, and Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth. Translations and adaptations include Tango, Undiscovered Country, On The Razzle, Rough Crossing, Dalliance, The Seagull, Henry IV, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard, The House Of Bernarda Alba and Largo Desolato (Havel). He has written eight Evening Standard award-winning plays and five of his plays have won Tony awards.
Radio plays include Darkside (with Pink Floyd), If You’re Glad, I’ll Be Frank, Albert’s Bridge (Italia Prize Winner), Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending A Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died and In The Native State. His most recent work for BBC television was Parade’s End (Ford Madox Ford), and his original television play Professional Foul won awards from BAFTA and the Broadcasting Press Guild.
Screenplays include Anna Karenina, Despair, The Romantic Englishwoman, The Human Factor, Brazil, Empire Of The Sun, The Russia House, Billy Bathgate, Poodle Springs, and Shakespeare In Love (with Marc Norman), which won him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, the Broadcast Film Critics and American Guild Awards for Best Screenplay 1998. He directed and wrote the screenplay for the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which won the Prix d’Or at the Venice Film Festival 1990.
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