Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. His work has won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards and received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. His screenplays have been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards. He received the British Independent Film Award for Notes on a Scandal. His second play, Closer, has been produced in more than 200 cities across the world.
Other plays include: Dealer’s Choice, Howard Katz, The Red Lion, Three Days in the Country, The Musicians, The School Film, After Miss Julie, Don Juan in Soho. Stage adaptations include versions of Hedda Gabler, Exit The King and The Beaux’ Stratagem (NT) and Trelawny of the ‘Wells’ (Donmar).
Screenplays include: Closer (Columbia Pictures); Notes on a Scandal (Fox Searchlight Pictures); Old Street (Film4/Box Films); Love You More (Film4). Patrick is the co-creator (with Peter Curran) of Bunk Bed (BBC Radio 4).
As a director his productions include Dealer’s Choice (NT/Vaudeville); After Miss Julie (BBC); Closer (NT/Lyric/Music Box NY); ‘1953’ (Almeida); Blue Remembered Hills (NT); The Old Neighborhood (Royal Court); The Caretaker (Comedy); Howard Katz (NT); Three Days in the Country (NT); Travesties (Menier/Apollo/Broadway); Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams); Venus in Fur (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Exit The King (NT).
Most recently, he directed Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt at the Wyndhams Theatre, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2020. Leopoldstadt opened on Broadway in October 2022 and in June 2023 Patrick won the Tony Award for Best Director of a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Play.