David Hare

Screenwriter, Playwright, Director
One of the England's most important playwrights of the late 20th century, David Hare was the author and director of such highly regarded works as "Plenty" (1978), "Racing Demon" (1990), "Stuff Happens" (2004) and "The ... Read more »
Born: 06/04/1947 in East Sussex, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (19)

Wall 2014 (Movie)

(from play: "Wall") (Source Material)

Wall 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Page Eight 2010 (Movie)

(Writer)

The Reader 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Via Dolorosa 1998 (Movie)

from stage play (Play as Source Material)

Via Dolorosa 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Secret Rapture 1994 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Secret Rapture 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Plenty 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Plenty 1985 (Movie)

("Plenty") (Play as Source Material)

Wetherby 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saigon - Year of the Cat 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Licking Hitler 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Zinc Bed (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (8)

Page Eight 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Designated Mourner 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Wetherby 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Licking Hitler 1976 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '99: Launching the Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Via Dolorosa 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Producer (2)

The Designated Mourner 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Secret Rapture 1994 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

One of the England's most important playwrights of the late 20th century, David Hare was the author and director of such highly regarded works as "Plenty" (1978), "Racing Demon" (1990), "Stuff Happens" (2004) and "The Vertical Hour" (2006). Hare's plays chronicled the decline of his native country as viewed through the lives of its residents in every social class - from everyday citizens to its heads of state. Hare also wrote and directed extensively for film and television, with such acclaimed films as "Plenty" (1985), "Wetherby" (1985), "The Hours" (2002) and "The Reader" (2008) among his numerous credits. Over the course of three decades, Hare's passion for social and political causes, as well as the quality of his work, placed him among the upper ranks of the world's dramatists.

Relationships

Agnes Rippon

Mother

Blair Brown Actor

Companion
No longer together

Nicole Farhi Actor

Wife
Married 1992

Darcy Hare

Daughter
Twin of Lewis mother, Margaret Matheson

Joe Hare

Son
Mother, Margaret Matheson

Lewis Hare

Son
Twin of Darcy mother, Margaret Matheson

Margaret Matheson Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 7, 1970 Divorced 1980

Kate Nelligan

Companion
No longer together

Clifford Rippon

Father

EDUCATION

Lancing College

Jesus College

1968
Part of the University of Cambridge

Milestones

2008

Penned the film adaption of Bernhard Schlink's "The Reader"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay

2007

Directed Vanessa Redgrave as the sole cast member in Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking"

2006

Scripted the Sam Mendes directed "The Vertical Hour"; premiered at the Music Box Theater on Broadway

2004

Wrote the play "Stuff Happens" in response to the Iraq War; opened at the Royal National Theatre in London

2002

Adapted Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer-winning novel "The Hours" for the screen; earned Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

2002

Penned the drama "The Breath of Life" which teamed Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith for the first time on stage

2000

Wrote and directed the stage play "My Zinc Bed" at the Royal Court in London

1998

Penned the play about Oscar Wilde "The Judas Kiss" starring Liam Neeson (appeared in both the London and Broadway productions)

1998

Appeared as himself in the one-man show "Via Dolorosa" (recreated performance on Broadway in 1999)

1998

Scripted "The Blue Room," which was performed by Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen at the Donmar Theatre in London (production later transferred to Broadway)

1997

Enjoyed success with play "Amy's View"; featured a tour de force lead performance by Judi Dench; moved to Broadway in 1999

1996

Received rave reviews for his play "Skylight"; later transferred to Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play

1993

Served as associate producer and also wrote screenplay for "The Secret Rapture" (based on his play)

1993

Directed an episode of the TV series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

1992

TV-movie debut, wrote and directed the cable movie, "Heading Home"

1989

Returned to National Theatre as an associate director

1983

Founded Greenpoint Films

1983

First solo screenplay credit for Stephen Fears' "Saigon - Year of the Cat"

1977

Feature writing and directing debut, "Licking Hitler"

1968

Served as literary manager and later as resident dramatist of the Royal Court Theatre

1968

Co-founded the Portable Theatre, a traveling experimental company

Co-founded and directed Joint Stock Theatre Group

Bonus Trivia

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David Hare was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

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