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2008-12-26 10:36:13

Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a god for actors. Pinter penned dozens of plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party, as well as scripts for the films The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth. He died Wednesday at the age of 78. Gambon, who is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the three most recent Harry Potter films, has appeared in numerous Pinter plays throughout his career. He is scheduled to star in...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter is a master at taking common familial themes like power, love, hate and jealousy, and then metaphorically extending them to entire countries. Take, for example, the love-hate relationship between Great Britain and America: England the reluctant progenitor and America the ungrateful progeny; England's class-structured snobbery versus America's mythical self-determination; England's post-traumatic...

2005-12-07 13:00:01

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ailing British playwright Harold Pinter used his Nobel prize lecture on Wednesday to deliver a fierce attack on U.S. foreign policy and urge the unflinching pursuit of truth to restore "the dignity of man." Forbidden by doctors from going to Stockholm to receive the 10 million crown ($1.28 million) literature prize, 75-year-old Pinter, who has been battling cancer for years, sent a video recording showing him in a wheelchair with his legs under...

2005-11-30 13:02:38

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ill health has forced British playwright Harold Pinter to cancel all public appearances linked to his Nobel Prize for Literature, the Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday. Pinter had already pulled out of the award ceremony and banquet, but had been due in Stockholm to give the traditional Nobel literature lecture. This was canceled too. "His doctors have forbidden him to travel at this time," the Foundation said in a statement. A pre-recorded speech will instead...

2005-10-13 08:41:06

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British playwright Harold Pinter, a master of sparse dialogue and menacing silences who has been an outspoken critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was the surprise winner of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday. The 75-year-old Londoner, son of a Jewish dressmaker, is one of Britain's best-known dramatists for plays like "The Birthday Party" and "The Caretaker," whose mundane dialogue with sinister undercurrents gave rise to the adjective...

2005-10-13 06:04:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2005 on Thursday. Pinter "uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms," said the Swedish Academy's citation for the 10 million crown prize.


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