Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE

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Ronald Harwood (Horwitz)

Current Location:: United Kingdom
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Horwitz and <private> Horwitz (Pepper)
Widower of Natasha Harwood
Father of <private> Harwood; <private> Lopez (Harwood) and <private> Workman (Harwood)

Occupation: Playwright
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Harwood
    • <private> Lopez (Harwood)
    • <private> Workman (Harwood)
    • <private> Horwitz (Pepper)
    • <private> Horwitz

About Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an author, playwright and screenwriter. He is most noted for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Harwood was born Ronald Horwitz in Cape Town, South Africa, the son of Isobel (née Pepper) and Isaac Horwitz.[1] Harwood moved from Cape Town to London in 1951 to pursue a career in the theatre. He changed his surname from Horwitz to Harwood after an English master told him it was too foreign and too Jewish for a stage actor.

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November 9, 1934
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa