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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his writing career as a reporter at The Guardian and The Observer. His subsequent plays include Alphabetical Order, Clouds, Donkeys' Years, Make and Break, Benefactors, Democracy, and Afterlife, which was developed for the Royal National Theatre in 2008. Copenhagen, first staged at the National, won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play. Mr. Frayn was awarded the Writer's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and received the South Bank Show Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. In that year the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield put on The Michael Frayn Season. Noises Off, which also became a successful film, opened at the Old Vic in 2012 and transferred to the West End, picking up a Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Revival along the way. The author of ten novels, one of which won him the 2002 Heywood Hill Literary Prize, he has also produced multiple films for BBC Television. Mr. Frayn is married to the biographer and critic Claire Tomalin.


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