David Hare in Allen Ginsberg’s study © Bronwen Sharp

David Hare (born 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Presumably best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to his Academy Award nominations, Hare has received several Golden Globe Award nominations, Tony Award nominations and has won awards such as the BAFTA Award and Laurence Olivier Awards. David Hare graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge.