Person    | Male  Born 10/10/1930  Died 24/12/2008

Harold Pinter

Playwright, actor and director. He trained and performed as an actor before taking up writing. His first play to be produced in London's west-end, 'The Birthday Party' was received with almost universal dislike. It however sealed his reputation and was followed by 'The Caretaker', and 'The Homecoming' which have since become modern classics. Along with many other plays he also wrote the screenplays for several ground-breaking films. He was made a Companion of Honour in 2002 and awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 2005. Died at the Hammersmith Hospital.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Harold Pinter

Commemorated atInformation

Harold Pinter

Plaque unveiled by his widow, Lady Antonia Fraser. It says he was born at thi...

Read More

Other Subjects

George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell was born in Bengal as Eric Arthur Blair, his father was a British colonial civil servant. Joined the Indian imperial police in Burma but left in 1927 and decided to become a writer. ...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Literature, Seriously Famous, TV & Radio, Bengal, Burma, France, India, Spain

12 memorials
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

Great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

Person, Friend / family, History, Literature

1 memorial
The (Literary) Club

The (Literary) Club

The (Literary) Club was founded in the Turk's Head Tavern, Gerrard Street, by Dr Samuel Johnson & Joshua Reynolds 1764. The members included: Goldsmith, Boswell, Burke, Reynolds, Garrick.

Group, Literature

1 memorial
Smith, Elder & Co.

Smith, Elder & Co.

Publishers at 65 Cornhill (the picture) until 1868.  Also at 15 Waterloo Place. Their first big success was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.   They also published: Thackeray, Darwin, Ruskin, Browning...

Group, Commerce, Journalism / Publishing, Literature

1 memorial
Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome

Novelist and playwright. Born Jerome Clapp Jerome at Bradford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire. He supposedly changed his middle name to Klapka in homage to General George Klapka, a hero of the Hunga...

Person, Literature

2 memorials