David Pinner


Born in 1940 in Peterborough, England, David John Pinner is an actor, playwright, and novelist. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London. His novel “Ritual” was a major inspiration for the film The Wicker Man (1973).

A prolific playwright, he has had most of his plays published by Oberon Books, such as “Drums of Snow” (1968), “The Stalin Trilogy” (“Lenin In Love”, “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”, “The Potsdam Quartet”) (2003), “Oh, To Be In England” (2011), and “The Vampire Trilogy” (“Fanghorn”, “Edred, the Vampyre”, “Lucifer’s Fair”) (2011).

His play “Newton’s Hooke” (2003) was published by Imperial College Press, along with “Calculus” by Carl Djerassi, in “Newton’s Darkness: Two Dramatic Views” (available on DCPAS).

More information: imdb.com, actorsandwriters.london and en.wikipedia.org