Tom Stoppard

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Film, TV & Theatre

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre last year.

His plays include: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Dogg’s Our Pett, New-Found Land, Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (a play for actors and orchestra written with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Adaptations include: Tango, Undiscovered Country, On the Razzle, Rough Crossing and Dalliance.

Translations include: The Seagull, Henry IV, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard, The House Of Bernarda Alba and Largo Desolato. He has written eight Evening Standard award-winning plays and five of his plays have won Tony awards.

Radio plays include: Darkside (set to Pink Floyd’s album, The Dark Side of the Moon); On ‘Dover Beach’, If You’re Glad, I’ll Be Frank, Albert’s Bridge (Italia Prize winner); M is for Moon Among Other Things, The Dissolution of Dominic Boot, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died and In the Native State.

Television adaptations include: Parade’s End (BBC/HBO); A Walk on the Water (from Enter a Free Man); Three Men in a Boat and The Dog It Was That Died. Original television screenplays include: Another Moon Called Earth, A Separate Peace, Neutral Ground, Teeth and Professional Foul, which won awards from BAFTA, the Broadcasting Press Guild and Squaring the Circle. He adapted his television dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat for BBC Radio.

Screenplays include Anna Karenina, Despair, The Romantic Englishwoman, The Human Factor, Brazil, Empire of the Sun, The Russia House, Billy Bathgate, Poodle Springs and Shakespeare in Love (with Marc Norman), which won him an Academy award for Best Original Screenplay, a Golden Globe and the Broadcast Film Critics and American Guild awards for Best Screenplay 1998. He directed and wrote the screenplay for the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which won the Prix d’Or at the Venice Film Festival 1990 for Best Film.

Film

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ANNA KARENINA

2012

Working Title/Universal/Focus Features

Screenplay from the novel by Tolstoy
Directed by Joe Wright
Produced by Tim Bevan, Paul Webster
with Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
*Nominated for Outstanding British Film, BAFTA 2013

ENIGMA

2001

Intermedia/Paramount

Screenplay from the novel by Robert Harris
Directed by Michael Apted
Produced by Mick Jagger, Lorne Michaels
with Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows

VATEL

2000

Legende/Miramax

English adaptation
Directed by Roland Joffe
Produced by Alain Goldman
with Uma Thurman, Gerard Depardieu, Tom Roth

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

1998

Miramax

Screenplay from Marc Norman
Directed by John Madden
Produced by Donna Gigliotti, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick
with Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes
* Winner of a South Bank Show Award for Cinema 2000
* Winner of Best Screenplay, Evening Standard British Film Awards 2000
* Winner of Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Picture, Academy Awards 1999
* Silver Bear for Screenwriting
* Winner of Best Film Award, BAFTA 1999
* Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA 1999
* Winner of Best Screenplay Award, WGA 1999
* Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture, Golden Globes 2000
* BFI for Best Screenplay
* Winner of Best Original Screenplay, BFCA Awards 1999
* Nominated for Best Picture, BFCA Awards 1999
* Winner of Best Screenplay, NYFCC Awards 1998

BILLY BATHGATE

1991

Touchstone/BVI

Screenplay from the novel by E L Doctorow
Directed by Robert Benton
Produced by Robert Colesberry, Arlene Donovan
with Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis

THE RUSSIA HOUSE

1990

MGM/Pathe

Screenplay from novel by J Le Carre
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Produced by Paul Maslansky
with Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

1990

Brandenberg

Screenplay from his own play
Directed by Tom Stoppard
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Michael Brandman
with Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfus
* Winner of Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 1990

EMPIRE OF THE SUN

1987

Warner Bros

Screenplay from novel by J G Ballard
Directed by Stephen Spielberg
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
with John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Christian Bale
* Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay Award, BAFTA 1989
* Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama), Golden Globes 1988

BRAZIL

1985

Embassy/Universal

Co-Screenplay
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Produced by Arnon Milchan
with Robert de Niro, Michael Palin, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Jonathan Pryce
* Nominated for Oscar for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Academy Awards 1986
* Winner of Best Screenplay, LA Film Critics Association Awards 1985
* Winner of Best Picture, LA Film Critics Association Awards 1985

THE HUMAN FACTOR

1980

Rank/Sigma

Screenplay from the novel by Graham Green
Directed by Otto Preminger
with Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi

DESPAIR

1978

Bavaria/New Line

From the book by Vladimir Nabokov
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Produced by Peter Marthesheimer
with Dirk Bogarde

THE ROMANTIC ENGLISHWOMAN

1975

Arlington Properties/New World Pictures

Screenplay from the novel by Thomas Wiseman
Directed by Joseph Losey
Produced by Daniel Angel
with Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine

Television

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PARADE'S END

2012

BBC/Mammoth Screen

5 x 1 hour television
From the novel by Ford Madox Ford
Directed by Susanna White
Produced by Damien Timmer, Michele Buck
with Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall
* Best TV Drama, 2013 Sky Arts Awards

POODLE SPRINGS

1998

Mirage/HBO

From the book by Raymond Chandler and Robert Parker
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Produced by Tony Mark
with James Caan, Brian Cox

LARGO DESOLATO

1990

Television film
Screenplay from the play by Vaclav Havel
Directed by Jiri Zizka

THE DOG IT WAS THAT DIED

1988

Granada

Television film
Adapted from his own play
Directed by Peter Wood
Produced by Roy Roberts
with Alan Bates

SQUARING THE CIRCLE

1984

Channel 4

Original Screenplay
Directed by Mike Hodges

PROFESSIONAL FOUL

1977

BBC

Original Screenplay
Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Produced by Mark Shivas
with Stephen Rea
* Winner of Best Single Drama, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1978

THREE MEN IN A BOAT

1975

BBC

From the novel by Jerome K Jerome
Directed by Stephen Frears
Produced by Rosemary Hill
with Tim Curry, Michael Palin

Radio

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DARKSIDE

2013

BBC Radio 2

Transmitted 26th August 2013
Written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Theatre

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2017

The Old Vic

Directed by David Leveaux

2017

Sonia Friedman Productions

West End transfer, the Apollo Theatre

TRAVESTIES

2016

Mernier Chocolate Factory

Directed by Patrick Marber

HAPGOOD

2015

Hampstead Theatre

Directed by Howard Davies

THE HARD PROBLEM

2015

National Theatre

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

2014

Disney Theatrical Productions/Sonia Friedman Productions

Dir: Declan Donnellan

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

2009

Adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov

IVANOV

2008

Adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov

ROCK’N’ROLL

2006

HENRY IV

2004

Translation of ENRICO IV by Luigi Pirandello

THE COAST OF UTOPIA

2002

A trilogy comprising VOYAGE, SHIPWRECK and SALVAGE

THE SEAGULL

1997

Translation of the play by Anton Chekhov

THE INVENTION OF LOVE

1997

INDIAN INK

1995

Based on IN THE NATIVE STATE

ARCADIA

1993

HAPGOOD

1988

LARGO DESOLATO

1987

Translation of the play by Václav Havel

DALLIANCE

1986

Based on the original play LIEBELEI by Arthur Schnitzler

ROUGH CROSSING

1984

Based on Play at the Castle by Ferenc Molnár
Music by André Previn

THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES

1983

English libretto for opera by Sergei Prokofiev

THE REAL THING

1982

ON THE RAZZLE

1981

Based on EINEN JUX WILL ER SICH MACHEN by Johann Nestroy

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

1979

An adaptation of DAS WEITE LAND by Arthur Schnitzler

DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOTS MACBETH

1979

NIGHT AND DAY

1978

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

1977

Music by André Previn

DIRTY LINEN & NEW-FOUND-LAND

1976

THE BOUNDARY

1975

One Act Play written with Clive Exton

TRAVESTIES

1974

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

1973

Adaptation of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca

JUMPERS

1972

ARTIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE

1972

AFTER MAGRITTE

1969

IF YOU’RE GLAD I’LL BE FRANK

1968

One Act

ALBERT’S BRIDGE

1968

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

1968

ENTER A FREE MAN

1968

TEETH

1967

TANGO

1966

Adapted from the play by Sławomir Mrożek

A SEPARATE PEACE

1966

One Act

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

1966