Robert Bolt CBE

Died aged c. 71

Robert Bolt was born in Sale, Cheshire on the 15th August 1924. His first play was performed in London in 1958 and soon after this he established a reputation for himself with ‘A Man for All Seasons’ which won the New York Drama Critics Award in 1962 and was made into an Academy Award winning film in 1966. Robert Bolt won an Oscar for the screenplay. As a screenwriter his credits include Dr Zhivago for which he also won an Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia and Ryan's Daughter. Robert Bolt was married four times, twice to British actress Sarah Miles. His first wife was Celia Ann "Jo" Roberts, by whom he had three children; they divorced in 1963. He was married to Sarah Miles from 1967 until 1976; with whom he had his fourth child Thomas. In the early 1980s, he had a short-lived third marriage, to Ann Queensberry, before remarrying Sarah Miles in 1988, with whom he remained until his death in 1995.


Robert Oxton Bolt CBE (15 August 1924 – 21 February 1995) was an English playwright and a twice Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the screenplays for Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Man for All Seasons, the latter two of which won him the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Robert Bolt (1924–1995) playwright and screenwriter author of "A Man For All Seasons" was born in this house 15 August 1924

13 Northenden Road, Sale, United Kingdom where they was born (1924)