Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard is a British playwright, who has written prolifically for television, radio, film, and stage. He found prominence with the plays Arcadia and The Coast of Utopia: Part 1—Voyage/Part 2—Shipwreck/Part 3—Salvage (Vivian Beaumont Theatre), Rock ‘n Roll (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), The Invention of Love (Lyceum Theatre), Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land (John Golden Theatre), The Real Thing (Plymouth Theatre), Travesties (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), Jumpers (Billy Rose Theatre), and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Eugene O'Neill Theatre).

Film screenplays include Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love.

Winner of one Academy Award and four Tony Awards, Stoppard has also been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize for "determination to tell things as they are", the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, and The Critics' Circle Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.