Ronald Harwood (Horwitz)
|Current Location::||United Kingdom|
|Birthplace:||Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa|
Son of <private> Horwitz and <private> Horwitz (Pepper)
|Managed by:||Michael Lawrence Rhodes|
<private> Lopez (Harwood)child
<private> Workman (Harwood)child
<private> Horwitz (Pepper)parent
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. 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.