Ronald Harwood

1934 - 2020

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Sir Ronald Harwood (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934 – 8 September 2020) was a South African-born British author, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronald Harwood has received more than 205,841 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ronald Harwood is the 3,273rd most popular writer (down from 2,946th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 56th in 2019) and the 7th most popular South African Writer.

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Among writers, Ronald Harwood ranks 3,273 out of 5,794Before him are Mary Norton, Jiří Dienstbier, Jean-Christophe Grangé, Boris Polevoy, Angelos Sikelianos, and Ahmadou Kourouma. After him are William Langland, Sallustius, Philoxenus of Cythera, Kurd Lasswitz, Hans Nielsen Hauge, and Jeff Lindsay.

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Among people born in 1934, Ronald Harwood ranks 222Before him are Marek Hłasko, Jackie Wilson, Phan Văn Khải, Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, Adolf Merckle, and Anna Maria Ferrero. After him are Roy Kerr, James Drury, Enrique Collar, Mahbub ul Haq, Joseph Bologna, and Gennadiy Aygi. Among people deceased in 2020, Ronald Harwood ranks 338Before him are Justus Dahinden, Ashley Cooper, Walid Muallem, Annie Cordy, Charles Wuorinen, and Marian Jaworski. After him are James Drury, Bernard Stiegler, Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, and Italo De Zan.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Ronald Harwood ranks 60 out of 312Before him are Glynis Johns (1923), David Cooper (1931), J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), Walter Sisulu (1912), Cyril Cusack (1910), and Dave Matthews (1967). After him are Rudolph Lewis (1887), J. G. Strijdom (1893), Koos de la Rey (1847), Angelique Rockas (1950), Laurens van der Post (1906), and Jamie Uys (1921).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Ronald Harwood ranks 7Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Nadine Gordimer (1923), André Brink (1935), Peter Abrahams (1919), and Elsa Joubert (1922). After him are Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), Ingrid Jonker (1933), Deon Meyer (1958), and Elisabeth Eybers (1915).