Robin Hawdon Author, Screenwriter & Playwright

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Robin Hawdon’s plays include some of the theatre’s best-known comedies, playing in many countries and in multiple languages.

“….most enduring comedies on the international theatre circuit…. staple diet of stock and amateur theatres everywhere.” Amazon editorial.

Here are described a number of the best known plays, together with extracts from their international reviews, and short dialogue examples from each text.

Hawdon is also a serious novelist and screenwriter. Find here descriptions of his film scripts and novels with many 5 star Amazon reviews.

And in later life he is reviving his career as an actor (go to

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The Land, The Land

Hawdon’s latest novel. Just published.

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A farmer who loves his land above all else.

A tycoon who wishes to run a rail line through it.

Political leaders with their own schemes and ambitions.

Roger Oldfield farms sheep in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales.  Roger and his family – Annie his wife, daughter Lily, and autistic son, Danny – battle against the billionaire’s company, the greedy neighbouring farmer, the local council, and powerful forces within London’s political circles. Civil war looms.

Set between some of the wildest and most stunning scenery in Britain, and the heaving London metropolis, this epic story traces the clash of personalities, environmental interests, and ultimately the philosophies of twenty first century society.

“I know why people die for their land. I don’t mean die for their country. I mean die for their LAND. I’d die for my land. I’d die for a single acre of my land.”

‘Beautifully written… complete with a few astounding surprises… an absolutely enjoyable novel from beginning to end.’ Readers Favourite review.

“A fabulous read.  Couldn’t put it down…  fully formed characters you can empathise with, dialogue that made me chuckle, and a plot which lends itself to any number of twists and turns.” Peter Mason, ex-Daily Express.

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Number Ten

Robin Hawdon’s recent post-Brexit thriller.  Political intrigue, high crime,  romantic entanglement, and insights into the power politics within Number Ten Downing Street.

Short listed for the International Thriller Award.

“Akin to taking a breathtaking fairground ride…” Amazon review.

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Stage Fright (Coupe de Grace)

Most recent comedy. World premiere in Germany, May 2017.  Premieres in Australia, Canada in 2018 and USA in 2019

“Hawdon fools the audience with an array of assumptions and his permutation games reach dazzlingly absurd heights”.

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Almost Famous: Recollections

(Newly published autobiography)

Few people’s careers have spanned as many aspects of the show business world as have Robin Hawdon’s. From stage, TV, and film actor (who came close to being James Bond), to playwright performed in over forty countries, to West End stage director, to mainstream Theatre Director, to five-star novelist, his activities include both triumphs and major setbacks.

Here are told stories of his encounters with many famous names from British and Hollywood show business, together with entertaining tales of Hawdon’s lively domestic life spread over four different countries.

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