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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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Rupert Grint to make his West End debut in 'Mojo'

Rupert Grint to make his West End debut in 'Mojo'

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- British actor Rupert Grint is to make his West End debut in a revival of Jez Butterworth's "Mojo" this fall, the dark comedy's producers announced.
Nichols to direct Craig and Weisz in Broadway play 'Betrayal'

Nichols to direct Craig and Weisz in Broadway play 'Betrayal'

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Married British film stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to co-star with Rafe Spall on Broadway in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," producers announced Friday.
'X-Men' co-stars McKellen and Stewart to share Broadway stage

'X-Men' co-stars McKellen and Stewart to share Broadway stage

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- "X-Men" cast members Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are heading to Broadway to star in "No Man's Land" and "Waiting for Godot," producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Gambon mourns death of playwright Pinter

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a "god" for actors.

Nobel Prize winner Pinter dead at 78

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- British playwright Harold Pinter, whose works earned him a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005, has died at the age of 78, his agent confirmed Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.
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Robert Symonds, stage screen actor, dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Symonds, veteran theater, film and television actor, has died in Los Angeles from complications of prostate cancer at the age of 80.
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Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize–winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

Pinter was born and raised in Hackney, east London, and educated at Hackney Downs School. He was a sprinter and a keen cricket player, acting in school plays and writing poetry. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art but did not complete the course. He was fined for refusing National Service as a conscientious objector. Subsequently, he continued training at the Central School of Speech and Drama and worked in repertory theatre in Ireland and England. In 1956 he married actress Vivien Merchant and had a son, Daniel born in 1958. He left Merchant in 1975 and married author Antonia Fraser in 1980.

Pinter's career as a playwright began with a production of The Room in 1957. His second play, The Birthday Party, closed after eight performances, but was enthusiastically reviewed by critic Harold Hobson. His early works were described by critics as "comedy of menace". Later plays such as No Man's Land (1975) and Betrayal (1978) became known as "memory plays". He directed productions of his own plays, also those of others for stage, television and film. Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005 and the French Légion d'honneur in 2007.

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