Robert Bolt

Screenwriter, Playwright, Director
Despite his assertion that the "film writer is regarded as a technician, like an electrician," Bolt's writing has enjoyed a degree of respect in the movie world usually found only in the theater. He has won three best ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1924 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

other (12)

A Man For All Seasons 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Mission 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Mission 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bounty 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Caroline Lamb 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Caroline Lamb 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Ryan's Daughter 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Man For All Seasons 1966 (Movie)

("A Man For All Seasons") (Play as Source Material)

A Man For All Seasons 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Despite his assertion that the "film writer is regarded as a technician, like an electrician," Bolt's writing has enjoyed a degree of respect in the movie world usually found only in the theater. He has won three best screenplay Oscars, two for his collaborations with David Lean--"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Dr. Zhivago" (1965)--and one for Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" (1966). The critics took less kindly to his sole directorial effort, "Lady Caroline Lamb" (1972).

Relationships

Thomas Bolt

Son
survived him mother Sarah Miles

Sarah Miles

Wife
Married in 1967 divorced in 1976 remarried from 1988 until his death in February 1995

Celia Roberts

Wife
married in 1949 divorced in 1966

Ann Zane

Wife
married from 1980 to 1985

EDUCATION

University of Manchester

Manchester 1949
honors degree

Exeter College, Oxford University

graduate student for one year

Milestones

1986

Final screenplay credit, "The Mission"

1972

Film directing debut (also writer), "Lady Caroline Lamb"

1969

Worked uncredited on the screenplay of Mikhail Kalatozov's "Krasnaja palatka/The Red Tent"

1962

First film as writer, also first collaboration with director David Lean, "Lawrence of Arabia"

1961

Briefly incarcerated, charged with "civil disobedience", for attending a demonstration for nuclear disarmament

1957

First stage success, "Flowering Cherry"

Served with the RAF during WWII

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