Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter dies age 78

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, who had cancer, died on Christmas Eve aged 78. He wrote more than 30 plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party. His film scripts include The French Lieutenant's Woman.His style was so distinctive, "Pinteresque" entered the Oxford English Dictionary. The scripts for The Servant (1962), and The Go-Between (1969) and The Comfort of Strangers (1990) were among his most celebrated works.


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