Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

Highest Rated: 87% The Servant (1963)

Lowest Rated: 36% Sleuth (2007)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1930

Birthplace: Hackney, London, England, UK

The preeminent playwright of his generation, Harold Pinter honed his literary skills during his twenties, traveling the lonely countrysides of Britain and Ireland as the actor David Baron in different repertory theater companies. Though certainly influenced by the spare, oblique wry dialogue of spiritual mentor Samuel Beckett and to a lesser degree the French absurdist school (i.e., Eugene Ionesco), Pinter's plays seem much more reality-based, grounded in the daily give-and-take of marriage, male friendship and family politics of English commoners. He became a master of "subtext," of that which is unsaid, the psychological life running just under the normal life, which calls the tune.


Highest Rated Movies



36% 51% Sleuth Man on T.V. (Character),
$342.8K 2007
77% 46% The Tailor of Panama Uncle Benny (Character) $13.5M 2001
No Score Yet 94% Beckett on Film Unknown (Character) - 2001
83% 91% Wit Mr. Bearing (Character) - 2001
77% 77% Mansfield Park Sir Thomas Bertram (Character) $4.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojo Sam Ross (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 82% Breaking the Code John Smith (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heat of the Day Writer - 1989
82% 76% Turtle Diary Writer $2.2M 1985
87% 77% Betrayal Writer - 1983
79% 67% The French Lieutenant's Woman Screenwriter - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Langrishe Go Down Writer - 1978
No Score Yet 50% Rogue Male Saul Abrahams (Character) - 1977
43% 40% The Last Tycoon Screenwriter - 1976
No Score Yet 65% Butley Director - 1974
No Score Yet 67% The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Steven Hench (Character) - 1970
75% 73% Accident TV Producer Bell (Character),
$17.2K 1967
44% 35% Modesty Blaise Screenwriter - 1966
62% 59% The Quiller Memorandum Screenwriter - 1966
87% 90% The Servant Writer $33.4K 1963


Sir Thomas Bertram says: What do you distrust?

Fanny Price says: His nature, sir. Like many charming people, he conceals an almost absolute dependence on the appreciation of others.

Sir Thomas Bertram says: And what is the terrible ill in that?

Fanny Price says: His sole interest is in being loved, sir, not in loving.