Tom Stoppard
Date of Birth
Jul 03, 1937
Birth Place:
Zlin (Gottwaldov), Czechoslovakia


Though his primary profession is as a renowned playwright, the versatile and prolific Tom Stoppard has also carved out a distinguished secondary career as a screenwriter. Born in Czechoslovakia, Tom Straussler and his family moved to Singapore in 1939 and then to India in 1941 to escape World War II's Axis powers. After his father was killed in Singapore, his mother married a British officer,...