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LFF Connects: David Hare

We welcome the great writer to to talk about his work, including the screenplay for Ralph Fiennes’ new historical drama, The White Crow.

Sir David Hare joins us to discuss his work and talk about writing the screenplay for director Ralph Fiennes’ intoxicating historical drama The White Crow, which details Rudolf Nureyev’s first encounter with Parisian society in the early 1960s as star attraction of the Kirov Ballet, and the iconic principal dancer’s subsequent defection to the West. In a career spanning half a century and countless awards, playwright, screenwriter, theatre director and filmmaker Sir David Hare has written over 30 plays. These include such celebrated theatre productions as Plenty, Racing Demon, and Skylight. Hare has also provided the screenplays for a wide range of TV dramas and films, including Louis Malle’s Damage, the BAFTA-winning Licking Hitler and the BBC political thrillers known collectively as The Worricker Trilogy (which he also directed). His credits as cinema director include Wetherby (1985), Paris by Night (1988) and Strapless (1989). Hare has twice been Oscar nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, for The Hours and The Reader. In 2011, he was awarded the PEN Printer Prize, given to a British writer who casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze upon the world.

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