Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton wrote his first play at the age of 18. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure, Appomattox and All About Eve. He has written the libretti for three Philip Glass operas and co-written three musicals and translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Yasmina Reza, Daniel Kehlmann and Florian Zeller. His plays, musicals and translations have garnered four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, five Evening Standard Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.

Hampton’s many screenplays include Dangerous Liaisons, Total Eclipse, The Quiet American, Atonement, Chéri and A Dangerous Method. His television work includes adaptations of The History Man, Hôtel du Lac and The Thirteenth Tale. Prizes for his film and television work include an Oscar, two BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia, a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year, and The Collateral Award at the Venice Film Festival for Best Literary Adaptation.