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Alan Ayckbourn Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in London, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Ayckbourn was born on April 12, 1939 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for A Chorus of Disapproval (1989), Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006) and No Smoking (1993). He has been married to Heather Stoney since 1997. He was previously married to Christine Helen Roland.

Spouse (2)

Heather Stoney (1997 - present)
Christine Helen Roland (1957 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (10)

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1987 Queen's Honours List and awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
His play, "House/Garden", performed at the Royal National Theatre, Lyttleton and Olivier Stages, in London, England was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2001 Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for the 2000 season.
His comedy, "Comic Potential", performed in 1999 at the Lyric Theatre in London, England was nominated for a 2000 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy.
His comedy, "Things We Do for Love", was nominated for 1999 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award for Best Comedy of the 1998 season.
His comedy, "RolePlay (Damsel in Distress)", performed at the Duchess Theatre in London, England was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of 2002.
He was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1979 for "Bedroom Farce:" as author of the Best Play nominee and, along with collaborator Peter Hall, as Best Director (Play).
His play, "The Norman Conquests," was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play on Broadway in New York City.
He was awarded the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre in June 2010 for his services and contributions to the theatre in New York City.
His play, "Henceforward..." at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.
He was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for "Henceforward..." at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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