Christopher Fry is an English playwright, best known for The Lady's Not for Burning. His birth name is Arthur Hammond Harris, but took on his mother's maiden name as he believed he was related to Elizabeth Fry (a prison reformer of the 19th century).
For a while, Fry was a schoolteacher, but left to found the Turnbridge Repertory Players. When World War II began, Fry was a conscientious objector and served in the Non-Combatant Corps.
Following the war, Fry had the most prolific and popular period of his career. In addition to writing The Lady's Not for Burning (1948), Fry wrote adaptations of popular French plays, including Ring Round the Moon, The Lark, Tiger at the Gates, and Duel of Angels. In total, Fry wrote more than 20 plays, and was nominated for a Tony Award for The Tiger at the Gates.
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