Award-winning English screenwriter, playwright author, and actor who is best known for his plays The Madness of King George and The History Boys.
He appeared in a 1966 version of Alice in Wonderland.
He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for The Madness of King George (1994), which he adapted from the play that he himself also wrote.
He had a long partnership with magazine editor Rupert Thomas.
Helen Mirren starred in the film The Madness of King George, which he wrote.