Top 20 Playwright celebrities in England

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated March 26, 2023].

1. Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes net worth 2020
Rupert Holmes was born on February 24, 1947 in England.
His first novel, 2003's Where the Truth Lies, was adapted into a film directed by Atom Egoyan.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

2. Willy Russell

Willy Russell net worth 2020
Willy Russell was born on August 23, 1947 in Liverpool, England.
He received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for both Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

3. Michael Frayn

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Michael Frayn was born on September 8, 1933 in England.
His 2000 play Copenhagen won a Tony Award for Best Play.

4. Noel Coward

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Noel Coward was born on December 16, 1899 in England.
He wrote numerous musicals, musical revues, and operettas, as well as plays.

5. Peter Brook

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Peter Brook was born on March 21, 1925 in England.
He won Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play for 1966's Marat/Sade and 1971's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

6. Joe Orton

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Joe Orton was born on January 1, 1933 in England.
He wrote the screenplay Up Against It for The Beatles, although it was never produced.

7. Polly Stenham

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Polly Stenham was born on July 16, 1986 in England.
Her play That Face won her awards from the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and from the Theatrical Management Association for Best New Play.

8. Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson was born on September 16, 1948 in London, England.
She won a 2005 British Book Award for The Gruffalo's Child, the sequel to her 1999 book The Gruffalo.

9. Harold Pinter

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Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930 in England.
His best known play is The Birthday Party, which is about piano player Stanley Webber.

10. Alfred Douglas

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Alfred Douglas was born on October 22, 1870 in England.

Best remembered for his romantic association with the renowned Irish playwright and fiction writer Oscar Wilde, he also had a career as a writer in his on right, publishing such poetry collections as The City of the Soul and The Placid Pug. His memoir, The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas, was published in 1931.

His poem 'Two Loves' was used by the prosecution in the 1895 sodomy trial of Oscar Wilde.

11. William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other literary figure. Some of his original phrases include "dead as a doornail," "a sorry sight," "foul play," "hot-blooded," and "in a pickle."

12. William Gilbert

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William Gilbert was born on November 18, 1836 in England.

Famed dramatist and librettist whose comic operettas with composer Arthur Sullivan include The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Pirates of Penzance. As a playwright of non-musical works, he is known for Pygmalion and Galatea, The Wicked World, and Broken Hearts.

His popular operettas introduced many new phrases, including "let the punishment fit the crime," into to the English language.

13. William Cartwright

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William Cartwright was born on September 1, 0 in England.
He is sometimes classified as a Son of Ben, which is a member of a group of 17th-century comedic playwrights who wrote in the style of Ben Jonson.

14. William Congreve

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William Congreve was born on January 24, 0 in England.
He was involved in politics as a member of the Whig party.

15. Saunders Lewis

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Saunders Lewis was born on October 15, 1893 in England.
He was nominated for the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature.

16. Sarah Kane

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Sarah Kane was born on February 3, 1971 in Essex, England.
Suffering from severe depression, she committed suicide at the age of twenty-eight.

17. Robert Greene

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Robert Greene was born on July 11, 0 in England.
His 1589 play, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, was quite popular in its time.

18. John Osbourne

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John Osbourne was born on December 12, 1929 in England.
He wrote Look Back in Anger in seventeen days in a deck chair on Morecambe pier.

19. Colley Cibber

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Colley Cibber was born on November 6, 0 in England.
He was widely ridiculed in his time for being a sub-par playwright and poet and a laughable dramatic actor.

20. Alan Ayckbourn

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Alan Ayckbourn was born on April 12, 1939 in England.
He served as director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 1972 to 2009.