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Barnes, Peter

Born: 1931 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Playwrights, Satirists

1931 – Born in Bow, London on January 10, 1931.

1951 – Attended Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

1968 – Achieved fame with his baroque comedy, The Ruling Class, which debuted at the Nottingham Playhouse.

1969 – Portrayed Da Vinci being prematurely declared dead in the play, "Leonardo’s Last Supper".

1978 – The play "Laughter!" was his controversial work, from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to a satire based on the tedious bureaucracy required to sustain Auschwitz.

1978 – His greatest play "Red Noses", depicted the life of a sprightly priest. This play was responsible for giving him the Olivier award.

1992 – His screenplay for "Enchanted April" earned him a nomination in Oscar.

2000 – His wife Christie gave birth to his first child, daughter Leela, when he was 69 years old.

2004 – He died on July 1, 2004 of a stroke.