Michael Frayn
Michael Frayn

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Name: Michael Frayn
Occupation: Playwright
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 8, 1933
Age: 89
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born on September 8, 1933 in England (89 years old). Michael Frayn is a Playwright, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Michael Fraynnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His 2000 play Copenhagen won a Tony Award for Best Play.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He worked as a newspaper columnist for The Guardian and The Observer.

Biography Timeline


Frayn was born at Mill Hill (then in Middlesex) to Thomas Allen Frayn, a deaf asbestos salesman from a working-class family of blacksmiths, locksmiths and servants, in which deafness was hereditary, and his wife Violet Alice (née Lawson). Violet was the daughter of a failed palliasse merchant; having studied as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music, she worked as a shop assistant and occasional clothes model at Harrods. Frayn's sister would also later work at Harrods, as a children's hairdresser. He grew up in Ewell, Surrey, and was educated at Kingston Grammar School. Following two years of National Service, during which he learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists, Frayn read Moral Sciences (Philosophy) at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating in 1957. He then worked as a reporter and columnist for The Guardian and The Observer, where he established a reputation as a satirist and comic writer, and began publishing his plays and novels.


In 1980, he presented the Australian journey of the BBC television series Great Railway Journeys of the World. His journey took him from Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific with side visits to the Lithgow Zig Zag and a journey on The Ghan's old route from Marree to Alice Springs shortly before the opening of the new line from Tarcoola to Alice Springs.


His novels include Headlong (shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize), The Tin Men (won the 1966 Somerset Maugham Award), The Russian Interpreter (1967, Hawthornden Prize) Towards the End of the Morning, Sweet Dreams, A Landing on the Sun, A Very Private Life, Now You Know and Skios (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2012). His novel, Spies, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction in 2002. He has also written a book about philosophy, Constructions, and a book of his own philosophy, The Human Touch.


Frayn's more recent play Democracy ran successfully in London (the National Theatre, 2003-4 and West End transfer), Copenhagen and on Broadway (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 2004-5); it dramatised the story of the German chancellor Willy Brandt and his personal assistant, the East German spy Günter Guillaume. Five years later, again at the National Theatre, it was followed by Afterlife, a biographical drama of the life of the great Austrian impresario Max Reinhardt, director of the Salzburg Festival, which opened at the Lyttelton Theatre in June 2008, starring Roger Allam as Reinhardt.

Family Life

Michael's father was a deaf asbestos salesman.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Jenny Frayn Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#2 Rebecca Frayn Daughter N/A N/A 58 Director
#3 Tom Frayn Father N/A N/A N/A
#4 Gillian Palmer Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#5 Emmy Lou Harries Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#6 Finn Harries Finn Harries Grandson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 27 YouTubers
#7 Jack Harries Jack Harries Grandson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 27 YouTubers
#8 Violet "Vi" Lawson Mother N/A N/A N/A
#9 Gillian Mary Sister N/A N/A N/A
#10 Claire Tomalin Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Michael Frayn is 89 years, 4 months and 30 days old. Michael Frayn will celebrate 90th birthday on a Friday 8th of September 2023. Below we countdown to Michael Frayn upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

85th birthday - Saturday, September 8, 2018

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84th birthday - Friday, September 8, 2017

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80th birthday - Sunday, September 8, 2013

Michael Frayn (almost) goes to war over Democracy - 'Das Musical'

The playwright is unimpressed with his award-winning play Democracy being turned into a quasi-musical in a German production.

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