Award-Winning Playwright,Sir Ronald Harwood Is Dead

Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright,Sir Ronald Harwood is dead.He died at the age of 85 years.

Award-Winning Playwright,Sir Ronald Harwood Is Dead

Playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter,Sir Ronald Harwood, is dead.He died on Tuesday which according to his agent, Judy Daish was a natural cause.

South African-born Sir Ronald was regarded as one of Britain's great post-war dramatists. His plays include The Dresser and Quartet, both of which were adapted for the screen.

He won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the 2002 Roman Polanski film, The Pianist.

Sir Ronald, who passed away aged 85, received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2010, two years after picking up a Bafta for best adapted screenplay for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon).

Sir Ronald who lost his wife Natasha in 2013, was survived by his children Antony, Deborah and Alexandra."