Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930 and was married to Antonia Fraser. He was the author of twenty-nine plays, twenty-one screenplays and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce’s Exiles, David Mamet’s Oleanna and seven plays by Simon Gray. His awards included the Companion of Honour for services to Literature and the Molière d’honneur for lifetime achievement. In 2005, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on Christmas Eve, 2008.