David Hare (playwright)Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing ''The Hours'''' ''
In the West End, he had his greatest success with the plays'' Plenty'', which he adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep in 1985, ''Racing Demon'' (1990), ''Skylight'' (1997), and ''Amy's View'' (1998). The four plays ran on Broadway in 1982–83, 1996, 1998 and 1999 respectively, earning Hare three Tony Award nominations for Best Play for the first three and two Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. Other notable projects on stage include ''A Map of the World'', ''Pravda'', ''Murmuring Judges'', ''The Absence of War'' and ''The Vertical Hour''. He wrote screenplays for films including ''The Hours'' (2002) and ''The Reader'' (2008) and the BBC dramas ''Page Eight'' (2011) and ''Collateral'' (2018).
In addition to his two Academy Award nominations, Hare has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, three Tony Award nominations and has won a BAFTA Award, a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and two Laurence Olivier Awards. He has also been awarded several critics' awards such as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and received the Golden Bear in 1985. He was knighted in 1998. Provided by Wikipedia