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Christopher Hampton (born 1946) is a British playwright, screen writer and film
director. His list of credits for both writing, producing and
directing is extensive (full
list) and includes both the play based on the novel, Les Liaisons
Dangereuses, and the film Dangerous Liaisons. His latest
project appears to be a screen adaptation of the book, Jonathan Strange and
Mr Norrell, which is planned for release in 2006.
He is also the translator of Yasmina Reza's plays from the original French,
Art (1996) and Conversations after a Burial (2000).
As a child he lived in Aden, Egypt and Zanzibar; at 13 he went to Lancing
College, a British boarding school; then to New College, Oxford as a Sacher
Scholar, where he studied German and French, and graduated with a First Class
Degree in 1968. He became involved with the theater while at university,
and became the youngest writer to ever have a play performed in the West End
(the London theater district) in 1966.
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