Harold Pinter and Lady Antonia Fraser
Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and respected biographer and historian Lady Antonia met during an after party celebrating the opening of one of Pinter’s plays. Both were married at the time, but a passionate love quickly blossomed and prompted scandalous headlines in the British press, sensationalizing their religious differences and “abandoned” children. Pinter and Fraser were friends with the who’s who of artists and intellectuals of the time and often acted as a sounding board for the other’s work. Their literary love lasted 33 years. After Pinter’s death, Antonia wrote a memoir that detailed their relationship, Must You Go?. It was the question Pinter asked his future wife the evening they first met.