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Christopher Hampton at the Odessa International Film Festival, 2016
Christopher James Hampton

26 January 1946 (1946-01-26) (age 75)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
Occupation Playwright, screenwriter, film director
Spouse(s) Laura de Holesch (1971–present)
  • Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
    1988 Dangerous Liaisons
    2020 The Father
  • BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
    1988 Dangerous Liaisons
    2020 The Father
  • Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
    1995 Sunset Boulevard
  • Tony Award for Best Original Score
    1995 Sunset Boulevard

Sir Christopher James Hampton CBE FRSL (born 26 January 1946) is a Portuguese-born British playwright, screenwriter, translator and film director. He is best known for his play Les Liaisons Dangereuses based on the novel of the same name and the film adaptation. He has twice received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Father (2020), and was also nominated for Atonement (2007).

Hampton is also known for his work in the theatre including Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Philanthropist. He also translated the plays The Seagull (2008), God of Carnage (2009), The Father (2016), and The Height of the Storm (2019). He also wrote the books and lyrics for musical Sunset Boulevard (1995) and its revival in 2016. He received two Tony Awards for Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

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