David Hare has written over thirty stage plays and thirty screenplays for film and television. The plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Absence of War, The Judas Kiss, The Red Barn, The Moderate Soprano, I'm Not Running, Beat the Devil and Straight Line Crazy. For cinema, he has written The Hours, The Reader, Damage, Denial, Wetherby and The White Crow among others, while his television films include Licking Hitler, the Worricker Trilogy, Collateral and Roadkill. We Travelled, a new collection of essays and poems, was published in 2021. In a millennial poll of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, five of the top hundred were his.
"Dynamic, ideas-driven dialogue ... makes the play crackle." -- Guardian