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Anthony Shaffer

Highest Rated:   100% The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Sting II (1983)
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A former barrister-cum-dramatist well known for such successful thrillers as Sleuth and Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy, writer Anthony Shaffer penned numerous works over his fruitful career, though it was Sleuth that proved to be Shaffer's most enduring work among fans. The British-born writer worked briefly as an advertising copywriter early in his career, before hitting the jackpot with his first major play, Sleuth, which ran for an incredible eight years (2,359 performances) in London's West End before relocating to Broadway for another 2,000 performances and a Tony for Best Play. Later transferred to celluloid and starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, it was once said to Shaffer that Sleuth was being performed somewhere in the world every day since he wrote it. Embracing the success as both a blessing and a curse, Shaffer also penned the popular cult thriller The Wicker Man in 1973. Adapting Agatha Christie for the big screen, Shaffer wrote the screenplays for both Death on the Nile (1978) and Evil Under the Sun (1982), in addition to his uncredited work on Murder on the Orient Express (1974). His twin brother, Peter, also a playwright, penned Black Comedy and Equus. On November 6, 2001, Anthony Shaffer died of a heart attack in his London home. He was 75.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Wicker Man - Final Cut
  • Screenwriter
$58.8k 2013
84% Dirty Wars
  • Actor
$0.4M 2013
15% The Wicker Man
  • Screenwriter
$23.7M 2006
63% Sommersby
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Appointment with Death
  • Screenwriter
1988
0% The Sting II
  • Screenwriter
1983
83% Evil Under the Sun
  • Screenwriter
1982
No Score Yet Rough Cut
  • Screenwriter
1980
No Score Yet Absolution
  • Screenwriter
1979
80% Death on the Nile
  • Screenwriter
1978
90% The Wicker Man
  • Screenwriter
1973
87% Frenzy
  • Screenwriter
1972
96% Sleuth
  • Screenwriter
1972

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