Anthony Shaffer was born on May 15, 1926 in Liverpool, England as Anthony Joshua Shaffer.
He is known for his work on Sleuth (1972), The Wicker Man (1973) and Frenzy (1972). His screenplay for The Wicker Man (1973) was greatly inspired by a book, "Ritual", by writer/actor David Pinner. Won Broadway's 1971 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "Sleuth." Stepfather of Jason Connery. A former barrister, graduate in law from Trinity College, Cambridge. In the West End, "Sleuth" played for 2,359 performances, and, playing for more than 2,000 performances on Broadway, won a Tony Award as the best play of 1970.