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Christopher Hampton is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer British born on 26 january 1946

Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton
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Birth name Christopher James Hampton
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 january 1946 (74 years)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Writers Guild of America Award

Christopher James Hampton, CBE, FRSL (born 26 January 1946) is a British playwright, screen writer and film director. He is best known for his play based on the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and the film version Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and also more recently for writing the nominated screenplay for the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's Atonement.

Best films

Atonement (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
(Scriptwriter)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
(Scriptwriter)
The Quiet American (2002)
(Scriptwriter)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
(Theatre Play)
Adore (2013)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Christopher Hampton (20 films)

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Actor

Quoi ? L'Éternité, 58minutes
Directed by Étienne Faure
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Films about sexuality, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur la poésie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jean-Claude Brialy, Dolores Chaplin, Christopher Hampton, Jocelyn Quivrin, Raphael, Sébastien Roch
Roles lui-même

Hommage à l'intemporalité et à l'universalité d'Arthur Rimbaud. Des lectures d'extraits des œuvres du poète par des personnalités et des anonymes du monde entier se mêlent à des images captées sur ses traces dans plusieurs pays.
Total Eclipse, 1h45
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc, James Thiérrée, Andrzej Seweryn
Roles The Judge
Rating65% 3.2987353.2987353.2987353.2987353.298735
The older Paul Verlaine meets Arthur Rimbaud's sister, Isabelle, in a café in Paris. Isabelle and her mother want Verlaine to hand over any copies he may still have of Rimbaud's poems so that they can burn them; they fear the lewdness of his writings. Verlaine reflects on the wild relationship he had had with Rimbaud, beginning when the teenaged Rimbaud had sent his poetry to Verlaine from his home in the provinces in 1871. Verlaine, instantly fascinated, impulsively invites him to his rich father-in-law's home in Paris, where he lives with his young, pregnant wife. The wild, eccentric Rimbaud displays no sense of manners or decency whatsoever, scandalising Verlaine's pretentious, bourgeois in-laws.

Director

Imagining Argentina, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Kuno Becker, Leticia Dolera, Rubén Blades, Claire Bloom
Rating61% 3.099413.099413.099413.099413.09941
The movie is set during the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared'. Cecilia had earlier published a provocative article in her outrage over the disappearance of students protesting bus fares.
The Secret Agent, 1h35
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about anarchism, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent, Christian Bale
Rating57% 2.8510952.8510952.8510952.8510952.851095
En 1886, le libraire Adolf Verloc héberge au-dessus de sa petite librairie des réunions d'anarchistes, petits-bourgeois, intellectuels et idéalistes. Il est en fait un agent double à la fois au service des Russes et de la police de sa Gracieuse Majesté. Le lendemain d'une réunion, il est convoqué par Vladimir, un attaché de l'ambassade russe, qui vient de concevoir un plan diabolique : un attentat contre l'observatoire de Greenwich. Verloc est chargé de cette mission.
Carrington
Carrington (1995)
, 2h1
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West, Rufus Sewell, Penelope Wilton
Rating67% 3.3989953.3989953.3989953.3989953.398995
The film, starring Emma Thompson in the title role, focuses on her unusual relationship with the author Lytton Strachey, played by Jonathan Pryce, as well as with other members of the Bloomsbury Group.

Scriptwriter

Ali and Nino
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors María Valverde, Mandy Patinkin, Riccardo Scamarcio, Connie Nielsen, Homayoun Ershadi, Halit Ergenç
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.49923.49923.49923.49923.4992
1914, Azerbaijan. L'histoire d'amour entre Ali, un musulman dont les ancêtres sont passionnés par le désert, et Nino, une jeune géorgienne chrétienne aux manières européennes sophistiquées.
Adore
Adore (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Jessica Tovey
Rating61% 3.0990353.0990353.0990353.0990353.099035
In New South Wales, childhood friends Roz and Lil and their families live next door to each other. Roz's son Tom and Lil's son Ian, who are both 18, are also best friends, and the four of them spend all their time together.
The Thirteenth Tale, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, Sophie Turner, Steven Mackintosh, Alexandra Roach, Emily Beecham
Rating68% 3.445213.445213.445213.445213.44521
Biographer Margaret Lea (Olivia Colman) arrives at the country house of famous novelist Vida Winter (Vanessa Redgrave). She's been invited to stay there and help Vida write her biography before she dies of terminal cancer.
A Dangerous Method, 1h33
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Psychologie, Théâtre, Psychanalyse, Films based on plays
Actors Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon, André Hennicke
Roles Theatre Play
Rating63% 3.199373.199373.199373.199373.19937
Sabina Spielrein arrives at the Burghölzli, the pre-eminent psychiatric hospital in Zurich, with a typical case of hysteria and begins a new course of treatment with the young Swiss doctor, Carl Jung. He is using word association and dream interpretation as part of his approach to Freud's radical new science of psychoanalysis, and finds that Sabina Spielrein's condition was triggered by the humiliation and sexual arousal she felt as a child due to her short-tempered father's habit of spanking her naked. These conflicting feelings were compounded by her instinctive knowledge (imparted by an angel's voice that speaks in German) that she had done nothing to deserve such a punishment and in fact that she may have been a stand-in for her mother in her father's abuse (since her mother was unfaithful). Also, her affluent Russian Jewish family afforded her an exceptional education in preparation for university study, although not on the subject of sex, and she was a virgin.
Cheri
Cheri (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, Anita Pallenberg, Toby Kebbell
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0991053.0991053.0991053.0991053.099105
Set in 1900s Belle Époque Paris, Chéri tells the story of the affair between an aging retired courtesan, Léa, and a flamboyant young man, Fred, nicknamed "Chéri" ("Dear" or "Darling").
Coco Before Chanel, 1h50
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes La mode
Actors Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Claude Brécourt, Emmanuelle Devos
Rating67% 3.3505653.3505653.3505653.3505653.350565
Several years after leaving the orphanage where her father abandoned her, a young Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She is both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname 'Coco' from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with the charismatic Baron Balsan (Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde) gives her an entry into French high society, and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats.
Atonement
Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Rating77% 3.8989853.8989853.8989853.8989853.898985
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
Imagining Argentina, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Kuno Becker, Leticia Dolera, Rubén Blades, Claire Bloom
Rating61% 3.099413.099413.099413.099413.09941
The movie is set during the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared'. Cecilia had earlier published a provocative article in her outrage over the disappearance of students protesting bus fares.
The Quiet American, 1h41
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes French war films, La colonisation française, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, La guerre d'Indochine, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Đỗ Thị Hải Yến, Rade Šerbedžija, Tzi Ma, Holmes Osborne
Rating69% 3.498943.498943.498943.498943.49894
Set in 1952 in Saigon, Vietnam, toward the end of the French war against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945-1954), on one level The Quiet American is a love story about the triangle that develops between Thomas Fowler, a British journalist in his fifties; a young American idealist, supposedly an aid worker, named Alden Pyle; and Phuong, a Vietnamese woman. On another level it is also about the growing American involvement that led to the full-scale American war in Vietnam.
Mary Reilly, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close, Kathy Staff
Rating58% 2.9003052.9003052.9003052.9003052.900305
Mary Reilly is a servant in the home of Dr. Henry Jekyll. A friendship between Mary and the doctor develops, which becomes an attraction. The doctor takes an interest in Mary, confiding in her and she in him; specifically she tells him of abuse she suffered at her father's hands. After Mary and the Doctor spend a considerable time talking one morning as she brings him his breakfast; the head of the household staff, Mr Poole challenges Mary's story that the two of them were discussing the planting a garden, thinking that she lied. Upon being discreetly questioned by Poole, the doctor deftly covers for Mary and says that the garden they talked about is "the very thing" needed in the house. However, the household is thrown into turmoil when the master announces he will be getting an assistant. The staff speculate on his employment and origins, as he is never fully seen and remains a mystery.