Tom Stoppard Biography

Tom Stoppard's work for the stage includes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia (winner of the most Tony Awards of any new play on Broadway) and Rock 'n' Roll. His translations and adaptations include works by Lorca, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Molnar, Pirandello and Chekhov. Among his television credits are: Professional Foul and Squaring the Circle. Film work includes: Billy Bathgate, Empire of the Sun, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love. He directed the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. For radio he has written: If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge and In the Native State. In 2006 Stoppard's multi award-winning Rock 'n' Roll opened at the Royal Court. The production, directed by Trevor Nunn, subsequently enjoyed a sell-out West End run as well as a season on Broadway produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.