Harold Pinter (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.
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''Anna: I'm getting married.Harold Pinter (b. 1930), British playwright, screenwriter, and Joseph Losey. Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) and Stephen (Dirk Bogarde), Accident, ending th...
Stephen: Oh. Who to?
Stephen: Ah. Have you told him?''
''I'm a gentleman's gentleman, and you're no bloody gentleman.''Harold Pinter (b. 1930), British screenwriter, and Joseph Losey. Barrett (Dirk Bogarde), The Servant, to his employer.
''Isn't it true that every aristocrat wants to die?''Harold Pinter (b. 1930), British playwright, screenwriter, and Joseph Losey. Stephen (Dirk Bogarde), Accident, to an aristocratic student (1967). ...
''Do you think you go well with the color scheme?''Harold Pinter (b. 1930), British screenwriter, and Joseph Losey. Susan (Wendy Craig), The Servant, to her fiancé's manservant, whom she despises.