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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was a British playwright, screenwriter and actor. A Nobel Prize winner, Pinter was one of the most influential modern British dramatists with a writing career that spanned more than 50 years, his best-known plays include The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, Betrayal, each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Trial, Sleuth, he directed or acted in radio, stage and film productions of his own and others' works. Pinter was born and raised in Hackney, east London, educated at Hackney Downs School, he was a keen cricket player, acting in school plays and writing poetry. He did not complete the course, he was fined for refusing national service as a conscientious objector. Subsequently, he continued training at the Central School of Speech and Drama and worked in repertory theatre in Ireland and England. In 1956 he married actress Vivien Merchant and had a son, born in 1958, he left Merchant in 1975 and married author Lady Antonia Fraser in 1980.

Pinter's career as a playwright began with a production of The Room in 1957. His second play, The Birthday Party, closed after eight performances, but was enthusiastically reviewed by critic Harold Hobson, his early works were described by critics as "comedy of menace". Plays such as No Man's Land and Betrayal became known as "memory plays", he appeared as an actor in productions of his own work on film. He undertook a number of roles in works by other writers, he directed nearly 50 productions for stage and screen. Pinter received over 50 awards and other honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005 and the French Légion d'honneur in 2007. Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006, he died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. Pinter was born on 10 October 1930, in Hackney, east London, the only child of British Jewish parents of Eastern European descent: his father, Hyman "Jack" Pinter was a ladies' tailor.

Pinter believed an aunt's erroneous view that the family was Sephardic and had fled the Spanish Inquisition. Research by Lady Antonia Fraser, Pinter's second wife, revealed the legend to be apocryphal. Pinter's family home in London is described by his official biographer Michael Billington as "a solid, red-brick, three-storey villa just off the noisy, traffic-ridden thoroughfare of the Lower Clapton Road". In 1940 and 1941, after the Blitz, Pinter was evacuated from their house in London to Cornwall and Reading. Billington states that the "life-and-death intensity of daily experience" before and during the Blitz left Pinter with profound memories "of loneliness, bewilderment and loss: themes that are in all his works."Pinter discovered his social potential as a student at Hackney Downs School, a London grammar school, between 1944 and 1948. "Partly through the school and through the social life of Hackney Boys' Club... he formed an sacerdotal belief in the power of male friendship. The friends he made in those days—most Henry Woolf, Michael Goldstein and Morris Wernick—have always been a vital part of the emotional texture of his life."

A major influence on Pinter was his inspirational English teacher Joseph Brearley, who directed him in school plays and with whom he took long walks, talking about literature. According to Billington, under Brearley's instruction, "Pinter shone at English, wrote for the school magazine and discovered a gift for acting." In 1947 and 1948, he played Macbeth in productions directed by Brearley. At the age of 12, Pinter began writing poetry, in spring 1947, his poetry was first published in the Hackney Downs School Magazine. In 1950 his poetry was first published outside the school magazine, in Poetry London, some of it under the pseudonym "Harold Pinta". Pinter was an atheist. Pinter broke the Hackney Downs School sprinting record, he was a cricket enthusiast. In 1971, he told Mel Gussow: "one of my main obsessions in life is the game of cricket—I play and watch and read about it all the time." He was chairman of the Gaieties Cricket Club, a supporter of Yorkshire Cricket Club, devoted a section of his official website to the sport.

One wall of his study was dominated by a portrait of himself as a young man playing cricket, described by Sarah Lyall, writing in The New York Times: "The painted Mr. Pinter, poised to swing his bat, has a wicked glint in his eye. Pinter approved of the "urban and exacting idea of cricket as a bold theatre of aggression." After his death, several of his school contemporaries recalled his achievements in sports cricket and running. The BBC Radio 4 memorial tribute included an essay on cricket. Other interests that Pinter mentioned to interviewers are family and sex, drinking and reading. According to Billington, "If the notion of male loyalty, competitive rivalry and fear of betrayal forms a constant th

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