Accident (1966)


Harold Pinter

Film screenplay


Stephen, a professor at Oxford University yearns for an affair with his beautiful student Anna. He finds himself in competition for her affection with her fiancé William and with his friend and fellow academic Charley.

The database entry for the film can be accessed here.

Date of Composition: 1965 - 1966

Linked Works

No Linked works have been added to this work record yet.

Linked Places

No Linked places have been added to this work record yet.


Methuen & Co. Ltd. on (18 March 1971)

Published in Five screenplays, alongside The Servant, The Pumpkin Eater, The Quiller Memorandum, and The Go-Between. £3.75.

Faber and Faber Ltd on (1991)

Published in The Servant and Other Screenplays, with same collection of screenplays as 1971 Methuen edition.

Faber and Faber Ltd on (2000)

Published in Collected Screenplays One


Anna (Accident) (Age: 19, Female)

Bell (Age: Unknown, Male)

Charley (Accident) (Age: 40, Male)

Clarissa (Age: Unknown, Female)

Francesca (Age: mid thirties, Female)

Hedges (Age: Unknown, Male)

Laura (Age: mid thirties, Female)

Man In Bell's Office (Age: Unknown, Male)

Policeman (Age: Unknown, Male)

Provost (Age: Unknown, Male)

Receptionist (Accident) (Age: Unknown, Female)

Rosalind (Age: mid thirties, Female)

Second Policeman (Accident) (Age: Unknown, Male)

Secretary (Accident) (Age: Unknown, Female)

Stephen (Accident) (Age: Unknown, Male)

Ted (Accident) (Age: Unknown, Male)

William (Accident) (Age: 40, Male)


No resources have been added to this work record yet.


Accident screenplay typescript

'Accident', Pinter Collection, British Library, Add MS 88880/2/2

Archival materials