Oscar winning Screenwriter Christopher Hampton at the London Breakfast Club

Meet the screenwriter of 'Atonement' and 'Dangerous Liaisons'at Pimm's o'clock (2:30pm start)

When: Fri 28th April (2:30pm) // Where: Phoenix Artists Club, WC2H 8BU // How much: £15.00

A master at the adaptation, be it from novels or plays (including his own), Christopher Hampton’s work has garnered him four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, five Evening Standard Awards, the New York Theatre Critic’s Circle Award, one Oscar (for the brilliant Dangerous Liaisons in 1988), another nomination for Atonement, two BAFTAs, a WGA Award and a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

And he’s still going strong with four new projects currently in development, including the much anticipated movie version of his West End and Broadway hit musical ‘Sunset Boulevard’.


Suffice it to say that Christopher is a master of his trade, consistently performing at the highest level creating beautiful, significant and stunning pieces of work that platform not just his own talents but those of the amazing filmmakers, actors and creatives who assemble to bring his words to stages and screens around the world. 

Join us as we welcome Christopher into the London Screenwriters Festival family for a very special afternoon (or as we like to call it - ‘Pimms O’clock’) Breakfast Club session where he will discuss…

  • How he got his start and the ups and downs of the journey he's been on ever since
  • The art and craft of the adaptation
  • The challenges of writing for both stage and screen (and which he prefers and why)
  • How he stays so very prolific – what drives such a supremely accomplished writer to keep writing?
  • Plus much more more besides

And remember, aside from a great talk, you will also get the opportunity to ask Christopher questions after the session, enjoy a pre-weekend bevy or two and also network with other filmmakers and screenwriters just like you.


There will be complimentary tea and coffee and biscuits and of course the bar will be open.


Get your tickets here!

When: Fri 28th April // Where: Phoenix Artists Club, WC2H 8BU // How much: £15.00

Doors Open: 2.30pm // Talk starts: 3.00pm // Networking: 4.00pm - Onward, till as late as you like

‘A very inspiring morning with lots of valuable information... Looking forward to the next one!’
Nicholas Burman-Vince, Screenwriter

Who is it for? Film & TV Professionals

The Breakfast Club is monthly initiative to connect creative and business professionals in film and TV. We do this by creating a safe place to network whilst listening to thought leaders, industry gurus and entrepreneurs.


‘Inspiration and a full English Breakfast in a fantastic venue all before 10.00 a.m on a Friday morning!’
Ava Regal, Writer

If you work in the creative industries...

...and write, produce, direct, act, compose, design or even do the accounts and legal, you would be welcomed both by our amazing team, as well as our delegates eager to connect with you.


‘I got to pursue my screenwriting career AND still made it to the day job in time’
Katia Hadidian. Magazine editor

Breakfast Club 'Pimms O'Clock' kicks off at 2.30pm...

...with the guest speaker presenting around 3pm. This means by 4pm, you can head back to work, or better yet you can hang out and network into the evening. The best of both worlds. 


‘Fantastic to meet so many UK writers, thanks for an invaluable morning.’
Fuad Omar, Producer

This Breakfast Club is hosted by the Phoenix Artists Club in Soho, London.
The Phoenix is our unofficial home from home for the London Screenwriters' Festival.

Read about the last Breakfast Club

'I don’t believe in rules; I believe in originality'... Meet Oscar winning Screenwriter Christopher Hampton

The Breakfast Club returns on April 28th with Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton. Though famous for his screenplays which include Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement and A Dangerous Method, Hampton is also a highly regarded playwright and translator.


Having had his first play performed at the Royal Court when he was just 20 years old, Hampton has since spent his life working on plays, musicals and screenplays and unlike his contemporaries, has chosen (and successfully) traversed the these varied terrains.


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