Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry was born Arthur Hammond Harris in 1907. After a short stint as a teacher, he renamed himself Christopher Fry, and during the 1930s worked in a variety of theatrical jobs. <br>
After the Second World War he began to make a name for himself as a verse dramatist with the one-act play <i>A Phoenix Too Frequent</i> and the full-length drama <i>The Firstborn</i> (both 1946). However, the major success of his career came with <i>The Lady's Not for Burning</i> in 1948, which ran for nine months in the West End and is still frequently revived. He later wrote screenplays for Hollywood, as well as plays, adaptations and essays.