Harold Pinter - an original writer.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 30 Jul 2019 | updated - 06 Aug 2019 | Public
One of the leading playwrights throughout the history of the British theatre, here is a list which includes various TV and film adaptations of Pinter's work as well as his screenplays.
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3. The Homecoming (1973)
PG | 111 min | Drama
In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence, and introduces the four men, father, uncle, and two brothers, to his wife.
5. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Londoner Jo and her third husband Jake live with six of her children but the marriage is strained by numerous factors. Her doctor thinks Jo uses childbirth as a rationale for sex. Jo's issues leave her in a fragile mental state.
6. Accident (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.
7. Tea Party (1965 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama
A self-made millionaire of humble origins acquires a new secretary just before he is due to marry a woman of aristocratic lineage. He also starts to suffer mysterious problems with his eyesight and slowly becomes delusional.
8. Camera Three (1955–1980)
30 min | Music
An examination of the arts and literature. A weekly program on Sunday mornings when there was more likely to be an audience interested in such matters and there was less competition for ratings.
11. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.
15. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.
16. Modesty Blaise (1966)
119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Stylish ex-con Modesty Blaise and her partner Willie Garvin are tasked by the British Secret Service with preventing her rival Gabriel from stealing diamonds that are to be delivered to her adoptive father, a Sheikh.
19. The Basement (1972 TV Movie)
Law receives an unexpected late night visit from his friend Stott and Stott's girlfriend Jane, during which they take over Law's bed to make love and then plant roots in Law's flat for weeks.
22. Basements (1987 TV Movie)
108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Adaptations of two early plays, The Room and The Dumb Waiter, by Nobel Prize-winning English playwright Harold Pinter. The first revolves around a paranoiac woman trapped in her apartment. The other is about two small-time crooks waiting.
29. No Man's Land (1978 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
In this television adaptation of the Harold Pinter classic, a seedy poet (Sir John Gielgud) shows up at the house of a rich writer (Sir Ralph Richardson) and they start reminiscing about the "past".
36. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Anna and Mike portray two characters in a film set in 19th century England who fall in love despite the fact that Mike's character is engaged.
Votes: 12,774 | Gross: $22.60M
39. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue - where their darkest desires are in reach.
Votes: 5,036 | Gross: $1.24M
42. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Under a dystopian religious tyranny, most women cannot conceive children. Those young women who can live in a form of sexual slavery to provide children for influential families.
Votes: 9,198 | Gross: $4.96M
43. The Heat of the Day (1990 TV Movie)
106 min | Drama
In World War II England, a woman is approached by a man claiming to work as an intelligence agent who has found out her lover is a spy. He promises to not arrest him if she'll have a relationship with him.