Pinter was born 10 October 1930 in East London.
This great contemporary playwright was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature.
He has written 29 plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker... as well as screenplays like The Servant, The Go-Between or The French Lieutenant's woman.
Pinter's interest in politics is a very public one. He 's fought against wars and the abuse of state power around the world.