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Christopher Hampton

 
Bio:
Christopher's plays, musicals and translations have won many awards including four Tonys and three Oliviers. Prizes for his screenplays include an Oscar, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year and awards at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. Plays include Appomattox, The Talking Cure, Tales from ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (76)

Bio:
Christopher's plays, musicals and translations have won many awards including four Tonys and three Oliviers. Prizes for his screenplays include an Oscar, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year and awards at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. Plays include Appomattox, The Talking Cure, Tales from ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[West End, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2016]
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[West End, 2015]
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[West End, 2012]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Adaptation

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Lisa O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘHare, Lucy Cohu, Jonathan Kent, Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Pryce, Amanda Drew, James Hillier, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton

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09/25/2019
Florian Zeller, Jonathan Kent and Christopher Hampton Photo

Florian Zeller, Jonathan Kent and Christopher Hampton

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09/25/2019
Indhu Rubasingham (Artistic Director), Florian Zeller (Author), Christopher Hampton ( Photo

Indhu Rubasingham (Artistic Director), Florian Zeller (Author), Christopher Hampton (Translation) and Michael Longhurst (Director)

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Stage

Productions

[West End, 2019]
Translator

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Translation

[West End, 2018]
Adaptor

[Broadway, 2016]
Adaptation

[West End, 2015]
Translator

[West End, 2012]
Adaptor

[Broadway, 2009]
Translation

[Broadway, 2008]
Translation

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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Christopher Hampton Biography

Christopher's plays, musicals and translations have won many awards including four Tonys and three Oliviers. Prizes for his screenplays include an Oscar, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year and awards at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. Plays include Appomattox, The Talking Cure, Tales from Hollywood, The Philanthropist, Savages, Total Eclipse; adaptations from novels Youth Without God (Horvath), Embers (Marai), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Laclos); plus translations of plays by Chekhov, Ibsen, Moliere, Horvath, Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller. Screenplays include Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement, A Dangerous Method, Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed.

Christopher Hampton Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Christopher HamptonWhite Chameleon
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Christopher Hampton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Play
Christopher Hampton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1983 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Christopher HamptonTales of Hollywood
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Play of the Year
Christopher HamptonTales From Hollywood
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Play
Christopher Hampton, The Philanthropist
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1970 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Christopher HamptonThe Philanthropist

Christopher Hampton News

Elizabeth Ward Land Returns with STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE - The Songs Of LI Photo Elizabeth Ward Land Returns with STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE - The Songs Of LINDA RONSTADT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

LML MUSIC has announced the release of the new album from Broadway vocalist Elizabeth Ward Land ‚Äď Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt ‚Äď on CD and digital and streaming formats on Friday, July 15.

FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics C Photo FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for 2020 and 2021. This year's awards have been combined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

World Premiere of Martha Clarke's GOD'S FOOL to be Presented at La MaMa in June Photo World Premiere of Martha Clarke's GOD'S FOOL to be Presented at La MaMa in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Two legends in experimental theater ‚Äď the iconic writer/director Martha Clarke and the Tony Award-winning La MaMa ETC ‚Äď will collaborate for the first time when La MaMa presents the world premiere of Ms. Clarke‚Äôs newest full-length work, GOD‚ÄôS FOOL.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Photo Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Glenn Close Reveals SUNSET BOULEVARD Film is 'Getting Closer' Photo Glenn Close Reveals SUNSET BOULEVARD Film is 'Getting Closer'
by Michael Major - May 3, 2022

Glenn Close has given a new update on the Sunset Boulevard film adaption, revealing that it is 'getting closer.' Close originated the role of Norma Desmond on Broadway in 1994 before returning to the role in the recent revival.

ART Is Now Playing At Empire Stage Photo ART Is Now Playing At Empire Stage
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Yasmina Reza's ART is now playing at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.  ART will run through May 15th. 

Pennington Players Brings ART to The Kelsey Theatre This Month Photo Pennington Players Brings ART to The Kelsey Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

Yasmina Reza's comedy ‚ÄúArt‚ÄĚ hits the Kelsey Theatre stage April 29 - May 1 on the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

Foursome Productions to Stage GOD OF CARNAGE Photo Foursome Productions to Stage GOD OF CARNAGE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

¬†Bad behavior has never been so much fun.¬†Foursome Productions¬†presents the first L.A. revival of¬†Yasmina Reza‚Äôs scathingly funny, Tony Award¬ģ-winning¬†God of Carnage.¬†Peter Allas¬†directs a¬†visiting production¬†at the¬†Odyssey Theatre¬†for a limited three-week run,¬†May 13¬†through¬†May 29.

Empire Stage to Present Yasmin Reza's ART Photo Empire Stage to Present Yasmin Reza's ART
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? These are just some of the questions that are asked, but not necessarily answered in Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play, ART.  ART will open at Empire Stage on April 29th and run through May 15th.

Chenango River Theatre Announces 2022 Season Photo Chenango River Theatre Announces 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

The greater Binghamton area's only professional, non-profit Equity theatre, Chenango River Theatre, under the direction of new Producing Artistic Director Zach Curtis will open their 2022 season on June 3. 

Christopher Hampton Videos

VIDEO: Christopher Hampton Talks FEEDING BEATRICE at the Aurora Theatre VideoVIDEO: Christopher Hampton Talks FEEDING BEATRICE at the Aurora Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

June and Lurie Walker, the proud new owners of a creaky old gothic house, have a haunting new houseguest ‚Äď and she‚Äôs ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows deep into their existence and unearths secrets with explosive consequences.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 2, 2021

Leicester's Curve theatre is now streaming a virtual version of Sunset Boulevard in Concert.

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009 VideoBroadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'

VIDEO: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse, Starring Alfred Molina VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse, Starring Alfred Molina
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, February 5 to March 1, 2020.

BWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music T VideoBWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and books by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard stars Hollis Resnik and is directed by Michael Weber, choreographed by Shanna VanDerwerker and music directed by Aaron Benham.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM with Jonathan Pryce, Eilee VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM with Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Sep 25, 2019

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre  was the place to be last night as Florian Zeller's new play, The Height of the Storm officially opened. Translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night), the play features Olivier and Tony Award Winner Jonathan Pryce,  three-time Olivier Award Winner Eileen Atkins, Lucy Cohu, Amanda Drew, James Hillier and Lisa O'Hare.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2019

Get a first look at Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller (The Father), translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night).

BWW TV: Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins, and More Talk Bringing THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM VideoBWW TV: Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins, and More Talk Bringing THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2019

Two of the greatest actors of their generation come together in one unforgettable story of a shared life, and all of its complexities. The pair, along with the show's creatives, recently met the press, chatting with our own Richard Ridge about the production.

THE FATHER Opens At Stage West April 4 VideoTHE FATHER Opens At Stage West April 4
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2019

Stage West presents the regional premiere of The Father, a Tragic Farce, written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton

VIDEO: Watch the All New TV Spot For KING KONG VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New TV Spot For KING KONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2019

King Kong has just dropped an all new TV spot! The commercial features footage from the show, including, of course, the iconic puppet.


Christopher Hampton Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Christopher Hampton written?
Christopher Hampton has written 12 shows including When Did You Last See My Mother? (Playwright), Hedda Gabler (Adaptation), The Philanthropist (Playwright), Total Eclipse (Playwright), Sunset Boulevard (Bookwriter), Dracula (Bookwriter), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Playwright), The Philanthropist (Playwright), Rebecca (Bookwriter), The Father (Translator), The Mentor (Translation), A German Life (Playwright).

What awards has Christopher Hampton been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for White Chameleon , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Tales of Hollywood , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Tales From Hollywood Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Philanthropist and Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for The Philanthropist .

What awards has Christopher Hampton won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Les Liaisons Dangereuses Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Tales of Hollywoodand Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for The Philanthropist.