Frederic Raphael

Screenwriter, Novelist, Essayist
A prolific, British-educated writer, American-born Frederic Raphael had published seven novels, beginning with "Obligato" (1956), before making his first significant contribution to 1960s English cinema with the ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (18)

Coast to Coast 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Writer

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Picture Windows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer

The King's Whore 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sleeps Six 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Richard's Things 1981 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

Richard's Things 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Daisy Miller 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Severed Head 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Far From the Madding Crowd 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two For the Road 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Darling 1965 (Movie)

(From Story)

Darling 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Don't Bother to Knock 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nothing But the Best 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bachelor of Hearts 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

After the War (TV Show)

Writer

Oxbridge Blues (TV Show)

Writer
Director (1)
Actor (1)

Frontiers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prolific, British-educated writer, American-born Frederic Raphael had published seven novels, beginning with "Obligato" (1956), before making his first significant contribution to 1960s English cinema with the overlooked comedy, "Nothing But the Best" (1964), a biting look at a social climbing playboy (Alan Bates) who commits murder to get ahead in the world. He subsequently wrote original screenplays for John Schlesinger's character study "Darling" (1965), for which he won an Oscar, and Stanley Donen's "Two for the Road" (1967) and has adapted to the screen the works of writers like Thomas Hardy ("Far From the Madding Crowd" 1967, his second pairing with Schlesinger), Iris Murdoch ("A Severed Head" 1972) and Henry James ("Daisy Miller" 1974), not to mention his own novel, "Richard's Things" (1980).

Relationships

Cedric Michael Raphael

Father

Irene Rose raphael

Mother

Sylvia Glatt

Wife
married in 1955

EDUCATION

St John's College, University of Cambridge

Charterhouse School

Godalming , Surrey

Milestones

1999

Collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay of "Eyes Wide Shut", based on Arthur Schnitzler's novella "Traumnovelle"

1995

Wrote "Armed Response" segment of Showtime anthology "Picture Windows"

1990

Wrote "After the War", a ten-part series for Granada Television, airing in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"

1990

Directed "The Man in the Brooks Brother Shirt" segment of the HBO anthology "Women & Men: Stories of Seduction"

1990

Collaborated with Axel Corti and Daniel Vigne on script of Corti's "The King's Whore"

1984

Returned to multi-part TV with "Oxbridge Blues" (BBC), a series of seven plays adapted form his own short stories; directed one episode

1980

Adapted his novel, "Richard's Things", to the screen, initially debuting on British TV

1978

Wrote and directed "Something's Wrong" for the BBC's "Premiere" series

1976

Created award-winning original series for BBC-TV, "The Glittering Prizes", adapted from his novel

1976

Wrote excellent telefilm, "Rogue Male", adapted from Geoffrey Household's 1939 thriller; starred Peter O'Toole; directed by Donner

1974

Wrote screenplay for Peter Bogdanovich's "Daisy Miller", adapted from a Henry James novella

1972

Scripted "A Severed Head", adapted from the Iris Murdoch novel

1967

Earned an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay, "Two for the Road", starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney; directed by Stanley Donen

1967

Second collaboration with Schlesinger, "Far From the Madding Crowd", adapted from the Thomas Hardy novel

1965

Won Oscar as screenwriter for John Schlesinger's "Darling"

1964

Wrote screenplay for Clive Donner's "Nothing but the Night", adapted from a Stanley Ellin story; also wrote title song

1960

Wrote television plays for English network ATV

1958

First produced screenplay, "Bachelor of Hearts", co-written with Leslie Bricusse

1956

Published first novel, "Obligato"

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