Patrick Marber

(b. 1964)

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(1964– ),

playwright, director, actor, and comedian, born in London. Praised for the cool, acerbic wit of his writing, Marber began his career as a comedian co‐authoring satirical TV hits such as The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You. His first play, Dealer's Choice (1995), about a poker game, was premiered at the National Theatre. Closer (1997), a tight four‐hander dissecting contemporary relationships, received the Olivier Award for Best Play, and was filmed in 2004. His other works include After Miss Julie (screened 1995; staged 2003), an insightful reworking of Strindberg; Howard Katz (2001); and Don Juan in Soho (2006). He usually directs the premieres of his own work.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

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