Czech-born tragicomic playwright who wrote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Lifeless, Arcadia, as well as the Coastline of Utopia. While employed in Bristol, he was even more known for his strained efforts at achievement and his unstylish clothing instead of for his composing design. He fled Czechoslovakia to flee the Nazis in 1939. He previously two sons along with his 1st wife, Josie Ingle, and two sons along with his second wife, Miriam Stoppard. He published the film Shakespeare in Like, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow.