Christopher Hampton Biography

Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (71)
Gender: Male

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

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Book of a Musical
Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
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
Christopher Hampton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Play
Christopher Hampton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Evening Standard Awards - 1983 - Best Comedy
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
Christopher HamptonThe Philanthropist