James Goldman biography
At Writers Theatre: The Lion in Winter
James Goldman (Playwright) has written numerous plays, including Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961; co-written with his brother, William Goldman), They Might Be Giants (1961) and The Lion in Winter (1966). In addition to Follies (1971), he was the book writer of A Family Affair (1962; co-author with William Goldman, music by John Kander), the television musical Evening Primrose (1967, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) and Follies (1987, London - a reconception of the original piece). His screenplays included The Lion in Winter (1968- Academy Award; British Screenwriters Award), They Might Be Giants (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Robin and Marian (1976) and White Nights (1985, co-writer). Goldman's work for television included an adaptation of Oliver Twist (1982), Anna Karenina (1985) and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Anderson (1986). He was also the author of a novel, Waldorf.
[Bio as of March 2008]