New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Harold Pinter

1930 - 2008

Photo of Harold Pinter

Icon of person Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. A Nobel Prize winner, Pinter was one of the most influential modern British dramatists with a writing career that spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964) and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Pinter has received more than 2,369,647 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Harold Pinter is the 482nd most popular writer (down from 458th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 343rd in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Writer.

Harold Pinter is most famous for his plays. He was a British playwright who wrote many plays in the 1950s and 1960s. His plays are known for their use of silence, pauses, and confusion.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 92

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Harold Pinters by language


Among writers, Harold Pinter ranks 482 out of 5,755Before him are Jules Michelet, William S. Burroughs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, D. H. Lawrence, Statius, and Ellen G. White. After him are Elie Wiesel, Tyrtaeus, Anthony Burgess, Baldassare Castiglione, Robert A. Heinlein, and Gaston Leroux.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1930, Harold Pinter ranks 31Before him are Philippe Noiret, Maximilian Schell, Ion Iliescu, Claude Chabrol, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Tu Youyou. After him are Immanuel Wallerstein, Gary Becker, Bernie Ecclestone, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, and Robert Wagner. Among people deceased in 2008, Harold Pinter ranks 16Before him are Samuel P. Huntington, Charlton Heston, Albert Hofmann, Hua Guofeng, Sydney Pollack, and Jørn Utzon. After him are Richard Widmark, Miriam Makeba, Richard Wright, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, and Michael Crichton.

Others Born in 1930

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2008

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Pinter ranks 371 out of 7,765Before him are Boudica (33), Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Edward the Confessor (1003), Ralph Fiennes (1962), and D. H. Lawrence (1885). After him are Pelagius (360), Sam Neill (1947), Anthony Burgess (1917), C. F. Powell (1903), Robert Walpole (1676), and Charles Lyell (1797).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Harold Pinter ranks 45Before him are Christopher Marlowe (1564), Enid Blyton (1897), Thomas Paine (1737), John Galsworthy (1867), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and D. H. Lawrence (1885). After him are Anthony Burgess (1917), Robert Burns (1759), John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), J. M. Barrie (1860), and A. A. Milne (1882).