Dr Daniel Rosenthal Biography


Dr Daniel Rosenthal was born in London in 1971, and educated at University College School, London, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Since 1996 he has been based in London as a freelance author, editor, journalist and lecturer, specializing in film and theatre.

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National theatre Story

He is the author of The National Theatre Story (Oberon Books, 2013), winner of the STR Theatre Book Prize 2014, 100 Shakespeare Films (BFI Publishing, 2007) and Shakespeare on Screen (Hamlyn, 2000) . He also wrote the Commentary for Student Editions of David Mamet’s Oleanna (Methuen, 2004) and Patrick Marber’s Closer (Methuen, 2007) and has contributed hundreds of features and interviews to British newspapers, including The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, The Stage and TES. From 2002–06, he was Editor of the annual world cinema almanac, International Film Guide.

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Each summer, Daniel lectures for the Pembroke–King’s Programme, Cambridge, teaching seven-week undergraduate courses on Screen Adaptation: Theory and Practice and Film and Theatre Journalism.

Film and Theatre Q & As

Daniel has chaired over 100 film, TV & theatre Q&As with actors, directors, producers & writers, for the National Theatre (35 pre-show Platform events), BAFTA, the Royal Shakespeare Company and national and international film festivals, including events in Dubai and Dubrovnik. These events have seen him interview, amongst others: Denys Arcand, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Frayn, Mike Leigh, Patrick Marber, Helen Mirren, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Walken.

Christopher Walken is interviewed by Daniel at the Dubrovnik International Film Festival in 2005

Shakespeare Film Seasons

In April 2007, Daniel curated the “Inspired by Shakespeare” season of genre adaptations at BFI Southbank (formerly the National Film Theatre) in London. He is available as a Shakespeare film programmer for national and international film festivals.

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