Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (born 10 October 1930) is an English playwright, screenwriter, poet, actor (also known as David Baron), director, author, political activist and Nobel Laureate. The author of 29 plays and 26 screenplays spanning a career of over fifty years, he is best known for his plays The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), and for his screenplay adaptations of novels by others, such as The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), and The Trial (1993). Pinter has been recognized internationally for his widespread cultural and artistic influence and his achievements in multiple genres and media since the 1960s. In December 2005 Pinter received the Nobel Prize in Literature (in absentia, due to illness). In its citation, the Academy states that "Harold Pinter is generally regarded as the foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the 20th century". On 17 January 2007...
The Tailor of Panama is a 2001 spy film made by Merlin Productions and Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by John Boorman from a screenplay by Boorman, Andrew Davies and John le Carré based on the 1996 Le Carré novel, itself inspired by Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana.
The film stars Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush and Jamie Lee Curtis with Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe (in his film debut), David Hayman, John Fortune Catherine McCormack and Harold Pinter.
In The Tailor of Panama, Andy Osnard (Pierce Brosnan) is a British spy exiled to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador’s mistress and trusts he can uncover something big that will get him back into London’s good graces. Believing Panama is still corrupt after General Noriega’s reign and as the Americans have given the Panama Canal back to Panama, if he can find out where the true balance of power surrounding the canal is, London will want him back.
His informant is a tailor, Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush)... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236784
Mansfield Park is a UK film loosely based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, written and directed by Patricia Rozema in 1999. The film differs in many respects sharply from the original novel. The majority of the film was made in Kirby Hall.