Harold Pinter : 1930 - 2008
Writer, actor, director, conscientious objector, uncompromising activist and - by all accounts - much loved and utterly decent person, Harold Pinter was not just a great contributor to our times, but a real inspiration. In the below video he talks about art, truth, politics and the Iraq war, as he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literatrue in 2005.
"the cushion may be suffocating your intelligence... but it's very comfortable"
and on the Charlier Rose show in the US, an hour special.