Patrick Marber is an English playwright, director, actor and Academy Award nominated screenwriter. His first play was “Dealer’s Choice”, which he also directed, won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy. “After Miss Julie” was broadcast on BBC television in the same year.
Marber directed his play “Closer”. This too won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy, as well as the Critics Circle and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play. A screen adaptation, written by Marber, was released in 2004. He also co-wrote the screenplay for “Asylum”, directed by David Mackenzie, and was sole screenwriter for the film “Notes on a Scandal”, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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