Oscar Award-Winning Screenwriter, Sir Ronald Harwood Died at 85

Sir Ronald Harwood Died at 85, Oscar winning screenwriter. He passed away from natural cause, said by Judy Daish. She further stated that Ronald’s wife died in 2013; however, he is survived by three children Deborah, Alexandra, and Antony. 

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Sir Ronald was born in South Africa and is one of the best dramatists during the British Post-war era. He has written several books and many other plays as well. One of his popular screenplays was a Pianist. 

His play “The Dresser” is among the most celebrated works he has produced ever. 

It was first played on stage in 1980, and three years later, it was filmed. 

Early Background

Ronald studied from Seapoint Boys’Boys’ High School in Cape Town. In 1951, he moved to England and spent the rest of his life there. In 1959, he married Natasha Riehle, who was a descendant of Russian Nobility. Famous actor Sir Antony Sher is cousin of Harwood. 

Ronald’s Career

Harwood was born in Africa, but in early 1950s he moved to Britain. He got trained from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Afterwards, he joined Sir Donald’s company and later went on to write stage plays and screenplays. In 1960, he got published his first novel, All the Same Shadows. 

However, he won Oscar for The Pianist, based upon WWII, when a musician loses contact with his family. Moving further, Ronald has produced some of the outstanding plays in the Hollywood industry, like Quartet. 

Sir Ronald Harwood Died at 85 – Man Behind Quartet

However, “The Pianist” led him to won Oscar Award in 2003, but he was nominated for his artistic work The Dresser in 1983. Moreover, Quartet is his most celebrated works, and it is the one that rose him to fame. 

On September 8th, 2020, Sir Ronal Harwood died at the age of 85 at Sussex’s house. His agent Judy Daish announced the death and said that he died due to natural cause. Sir Roanlad’s work will be celebrated for decades, and many Hollywood stars took to Twitter and other social networking sites to express their grief about the great loss.