Michael Frayn

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Michael Frayn (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright and novelist. He is mainly known as the author of Noises Off and the play Copenhagen concerning Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. His most recent novel, Spies, won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction in 2002.

He was educated at Kingston Grammar School and Cambridge University.

His play Democracy was a huge success in London (National Theatre, 2003-4 and West End transfer); it dramatizes the story of German chancellor Willy Brandt and his personal assistant, the East German spy GŁnter Guillaume.

During his National Service, Frayn learnt Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists.

Frayn's wife is Claire Tomalin, the biographer and literary journalist.

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