Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard OIS (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director. He is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award-winning movie of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.
|Born||Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard|
11 June 1932
Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
|Occupation||Playwright, novelist, actor, director, teacher|
|Citizenship||South African and American|
|Education||UCT (dropped out)|
|Genre||Drama, novel, memoir|
|Notable works||"Master Harold"...and the Boys|
|Spouse||Sheila Fugard (m. 1956; div. 2015) Paula Fourie (m. 2016)|
Fugard was a professor of playwriting, acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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