Frederic Raphael

Frederic Raphael

Highest Rated: 81% Two for the Road (1967)

Lowest Rated: 20% Richard's Things (1980)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1931

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A prolific, British-educated writer, American-born Frederic Raphael had published seven novels, beginning with "Obligato" (1956), before making his first significant contribution to 1960s English cinema with the overlooked comedy, "Nothing But the Best" (1964), a biting look at a social climbing playboy (Alan Bates) who commits murder to get ahead in the world. He subsequently wrote original screenplays for John Schlesinger's character study "Darling" (1965), for which he won an Oscar, and Stanley Donen's "Two for the Road" (1967) and has adapted to the screen the works of writers like Thomas Hardy ("Far From the Madding Crowd" 1967, his second pairing with Schlesinger), Iris Murdoch ("A Severed Head" 1972) and Henry James ("Daisy Miller" 1974), not to mention his own novel, "Richard's Things" (1980).



76% 74% Eyes Wide Shut Writer $55.7M 1999
No Score Yet 33% Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Director - 1990
20% No Score Yet Richard's Things Writer - 1980
64% 76% Far From the Madding Crowd Screenwriter - 1967
81% 84% Two for the Road Writer - 1967
67% 70% Darling Writer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing but the Best Writer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Screenwriter - 1961