Christopher Hampton
Date of Birth
Jan 26, 1946
Birth Place:
Fayal, Azores

Biography

One of Great Britain's most esteemed contemporary playwrights, Chris Hampton is best known in film for his Oscar-winning screenplays for Dangerous Liasons (1988), which he adapted from his own play, and his Academy Award nominated script for Atonement (2007), adapted from Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel. Hampton was born to British parents in the Azores. He was an 18-year-old student at Oxford when...