Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton's plays, musicals, and translations have garnered four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, while prizes for his film and television work include an Oscar, two BAFTAs, and a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Plays include The Talking Cure, White Chameleon, Tales from Hollywood, Les LIaisons Dangereuses, Treats, Savages, The Philanthropist, and Total Eclipse. He wrote the book and lyrics (with Don Black) for the musicals Sunset Boulevard and Dracula, and the libretto for the Philip Glass operas Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox. He has extensively translated Chekhov, Ibsen, Molière, Ödön von Horváth, and Yasmina Reza. His screenplays include Chéri, Atonement (Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture), The Quiet American, Mary Reilly, Total Eclipse, Dangerous Liaisons, Carrington, The Secret Agent, and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed. His most recent film, A Dangerous Method (based on his play The Talking Cure), directed by David Cronenberg, was released in 2011.