Patrick Marber

Playwright, Comedian, Actor
A deft writer with a masterful execution of one-liners, Patrick Marber quickly established himself as one of Britain's most talented and successful contemporary playwrights. Earning critical success with his 1997 play ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1964 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (6)

Love You More 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Notes on a Scandal 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

(2nd rewrite) (Screenplay)

Closer 2004 (Movie)

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

Closer 2004 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

Love You More 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Biography

A deft writer with a masterful execution of one-liners, Patrick Marber quickly established himself as one of Britain's most talented and successful contemporary playwrights. Earning critical success with his 1997 play, "Closer," and its subsequent film adaptation, Marber managed to parlay his playwriting talents effectively to the big screen. A former stand-up comedian who got his start in radio and television, Marber went on to direct a number of his own plays at the Royal National Theatre in London as well as productions of Dennis Potter's "Blue Remembered Hills" and David Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood" at the Royal Court Theater. An award-winning playwright, Marber's screenwriting skills also garnered him attention. In 2007, he landed a Golden Globe nomination for the Cate Blanchett-Judi Dench drama, "Notes on a Scandal" (2006), making him one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters.

EDUCATION

Cranleigh School

English boarding school

St Paul's School

boy's public school

Wadham College

Milestones

2006

Scripted the Richard Eyre directed "Notes on a Scandal" starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

2005

Co-wrote the screenplay for "Asylum," directed by David Mackenzie

2004

Adapted his award winning play "Closer" into the critically acclaimed feature directed by Mike Nichols and starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen

2001

Wrote and directed, "Howard Katz," which centered on a down-and-out show business agent

1997

Penned the play "Closer," which opened at the Royal National Theatre; play became an international hit when it opened in London’s West in 1998; earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 1999, when the play moved to Broadway

1995

Penned "After Miss Julie" an adaptation of Strindberg's 1888 play "Miss Julie"; directed a production which aired on BBC2 as a radio play set in Britain in the 1940s

1995

Wrote and directed first play "Dealer's Choice," based on his own experiences with gambling addiction, opened at the Royal National Theatre

1994

Cast in "The Day Today," an adaptation of the radio programme "On the Hour"

1994

Wrote and starred in the BBC radio show and television series, "Knowing Me, Knowing You...with Alan Partridge"

1991

Cast member on the British radio programme "On the Hour"

Worked as a stand-up comedian

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