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Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood, dies at 85

Ronald Harwood was a British author born in South-Africa. Born on fourth November in 1934, the screenwriter got the three Oscar nominations. He won the award for best-adapted screenplay seventeen years ago in 2003 for The Pianist. The playwright died on eighth September 2020 at the age of eighty-five at his home in Sussex, United Kingdom.

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FIRST NOVEL

For Harwood to write his first novel, it took him a lot of days. He published all the same shadows was the first novel he published highlighting the racial discrimination in South-Africa.

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ABOUT RONALD HARWOOD

Judy Daish, the agent of Harwood told the sources about his death but did not specify a cause.

Sir Ronald Harwood earned the first nomination of Oscars for his screenplay, “The dresser” which was an adaptation of the film by the same name. The writer was a former actor for six or seven years. He started writing only after his marriage in 1959. Ronald was married to Natasha Riehle for 54 years. She died in 2013.

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Ronald did not get much success as an actor, but as soon as he switched his career to writing, everything changed. The playwright has published a lot of novels during his lifetime. The writer of twenty-four plays and history of the theater, Harwood was active till 2015.

Ronald Harwood came to London when he was seventeen years old from South Africa to study acting. The Dresser, which got the most acknowledgment was based on his own life experiences. Most of his stories which are an adaptation of films followed the timeline of world war 2. The dresser also.

The writer believed that writing your original idea as a story was easier for him than generating it into a movie. For waiting for a movie it would take a lot of time because it needs more money. As a child, Harwood was very close to his mother and developed taste in music because of her.

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