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Tom Stoppard

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama
Portrait of Tom Stoppard by Matt Humphrey


Tom Stoppard’s most recent play is The Hard Problem. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are DeadThe Real Inspector HoundAfter Magritte, JumpersTravestiesEvery Good Boy Deserves Favour (with André Previn), Night and DayThe Real ThingHapgoodArcadiaThe Invention Of Love, The Coast Of UtopiaRock’n’RollIndian Ink, Dirty Linen, and Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth.  Translations and adaptations include TangoUndiscovered CountryOn The RazzleRough CrossingDallianceThe SeagullHenry IVIvanovThe Cherry OrchardThe House Of Bernarda Alba and Largo Desolato (Havel).  He has written eight Evening Standard award-winning plays and five of his plays have won Tony awards.

Radio plays include Darkside (with Pink Floyd), If You’re Glad, I’ll Be FrankAlbert’s Bridge (Italia Prize Winner), Where Are They Now?Artist Descending A StaircaseThe Dog It Was That Died and In The Native State.  His most recent work for BBC television was Parade’s End (Ford Madox Ford), and his original television play Professional Foul won awards from BAFTA and the Broadcasting Press Guild.

Screenplays include Anna KareninaDespairThe Romantic EnglishwomanThe Human FactorBrazilEmpire Of The SunThe Russia HouseBilly Bathgate, Poodle Springs, and Shakespeare In Love (with Marc Norman), which won him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, the Broadcast Film Critics and American Guild Awards for Best Screenplay 1998. He directed and wrote the screenplay for the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which won the Prix d’Or at the Venice Film Festival 1990.

Photo portrait by Matt Humphrey.