Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton was born in Portugal in 1946. At only 18 years old, he wrote the acclaimed play WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE MY MOTHER, which was produced at The Royal Court Theater two years later, while he was still in college. Hampton developed an interest in writing plays and eventually screenplays through his work as a translator. He is celebrated equally for his stage and screen works. Some of his masterpieces include DANGEROUS LIAISONS, NOSTROMO, CARRINGTON, A DANGEROUS METHOD and ATONEMENT. The latter was nominated for countless awards, such as the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Online Film Critics Society Award (OFCS) for Best Screenplay. The film received seven Oscar nominations, one of which won for Best Music. His play THE PHILANTROPIST was awarded the 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play Production. The versatile writer even won two Tony Awards for the Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as well as two Tony nominations for THE PHILANTROPIST and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. More prizes for Christopher Hampton’s screenplays include a Writers’ Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia, a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Hollywood Screenwriter of the year.