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playwright

Christopher Fry, British playwright. Recipient Queen's Gold medal for poetry, 1962. Served Pioneer Corps, 1940-1944. Fellow Royal Society Literature (Benson Silver medal, 2000).

Background

Fry, Christopher was born on December 18, 1907 in Bristol, England. Son of Charles John and Emma Marguerite Fry (Hammond) Harris.

Education

Doctor of Arts, Manchester (England) Metropolitan University, 1966. Doctor of Letters, Lambeth and Oxford University, 1987. Doctor of Letters (honorary), De Monfort University, England, 1994.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Sussex, England, 1994.

Career

Teacher, Bedford Froebel Kindergarten, 1926-1927;actor, office worker, Citizen House, Bath, England, 1927;schoolmaster, Hazelwood Preparatory School, Limpsfield, Surrey., England, 1928-1931;secretary to H. Rodney Bennett, 1931-1932;founding director, Tunbridge Wells Repertory Players, 1932-1935;lecturer, editor school magazine, Doctor Barnardo's Homes, 1935-1940;director, Oxford (England) Playhouse, 1940;visiting director, Oxford (England) Playhouse, 1945-1946;director, Arts Theatre Club, London, 1945;staff dramatist, Arts Theatre Club, London, 1947. Honorary fellow Manchester (England) Polytechnic, 1988.

Works

Membership

Served Pioneer Corps, 1940-1944. Fellow Royal Society Literature (Benson Silver medal, 2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Married Phyllis Marjorie Hart, December 3, 1936.

father:
Charles John Harris

mother:
Emma Marguerite Fry (Hammond) Harris

spouse:
Phyllis Marjorie Hart