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Christopher Hampton was born on January 26, 1946 in Faial, Açores, Portugal. He is a writer and producer, known for The Father (2020), Atonement (2007) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988). He has been married to Laura de Holesch since 1971. They have two children. See full bio »

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The Father Writer
(2020)
Atonement Writer
(2007)
(1988)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2022 A German Life (screenwriter) (pre-production)
 2022/I The Son (screenplay by)
 2020 The Singapore Grip (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Survival Instinct (2020) ... (written by)
- The Human Condition (2020) ... (written by)
- The Singapore Grip (2020) ... (written by)
- Engagement (2020) ... (written by)
- The Great World (2020) ... (written by)
 2020/I The Father (screenplay by)
 2016 Sunset Boulevard (Video) (text)
 2016 Ali and Nino (writer)
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Adore (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 2011 A Dangerous Method (play "The Talking Cure") / (screenplay)
 2010 Bad Company (storyline consultant)
 2009 Chéri (written by)
 2007 Atonement (screenplay)
 2003 Imagining Argentina (writer)
 2002 The Quiet American (screenplay)
 1997 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Filantrop (1997) ... (play)
 1996 The Secret Agent (written by)
 1996 Mary Reilly (screenplay)
 1995 Les amistats perilloses (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Total Eclipse (screenplay)
 1995 Carrington
 1992 Rozprávky z Hollywoodu (TV Movie)
 1992 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Nebezpecné vztahy (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Teljes napfogyatkozás (TV Movie)
 1989 The Ginger Tree (TV Mini Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons (play) / (screenplay)
 1987 Opowiesci Hollywoodu (TV Movie) (play "Tales of Hollywood")
 1986 The Wolf at the Door (screenplay)
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 The Good Father (screenplay)
 1983 The Honorary Consul (screenplay)
 1983 Tartuffe, or the Impostor (TV Movie) (translation)
 1982 Rimbaud in L.A. (original play "Total Eclipse")
 1981 The History Man (TV Mini Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 2: October 3nd 1972 (A.M.) (1981) ... (writer)
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... (writer)
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Marya (1979) ... (screenplay)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treats (1977)
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Able's Will (1977) ... (writer)
 1975 Savages (TV Movie) (script)
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie) (by)
 1973 Der Menschenfreund (TV Movie) (play)
 1973/I A Doll's House (Broadway play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Total Eclipse (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Philanthropist", performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England, with Alec McCowen, Dinsdale Landen, David Ashton, Jane Asher, Charles Gray, Penelope Wilton and Tamara Ustinov in the cast. Robert Kidd was the director. See more »

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Spouse:

Laura de Holesch  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on Dangerous Liaisons (1988)] It's interesting that it chimed with the high point of Thatcherism. That was fortuitous because I first thought about it. When you see it now the resonance is slightly different. It seems now to be to do with everyone else's sex life. When I was re-looking at it in rehearsal I thought, 'This is rather odd, it seems no longer to be about institutionalized selfishness... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to literature. See more »

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