Harold Pinter biography
At Writers Theatre: The Caretaker
Harold Pinter was one of the most influential playwrights of the past 50 years. His landmark works for the theatre include The Room. The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, The Hothouse, The Caretaker (Tony nominee for Best Play), The Lover, The Homecoming (Tony Award for Best Play), Old Times (Tony nominee for Best Play), No Man's Land, Betrayal, Moonlight and Ashes To Ashes. In addition to plays, Pinter was also renowned for his screenplays, poetry and essays. He was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature—only the fourth English language dramatist to win the award—in addition to being named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966, a Companion of Honour in 2002, and receiving France's highest civil honour, the Légion d'honneur, in 2007. West End and Broadway marquees dimmed in Pinter's honor when he passed away in 2008 at the age of 78.
[Bio as of January 2012]