Christopher Hampton (born in Horta, Azores, Portugal, on January 26, 1946) is a British playwright, screenwriter and film director. He wrote a 1985 play from Les liaisons dangereuses, the 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and a screenplay adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons (1988) directed by Stephen Frears with Glenn Close and John Malkovich. He wrote the screenplay from his own play of Total Eclipse (1995) directed by Agnieska Holland starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He wrote the screenplay and directed Carrington (1995) with Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, Imagining Argentina (2003) with Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson. He wrote the screenplay adaptation of the 2001 novel by Ian McEwan for Atonement (2007) directed by Joe Wright starring Keira Knightley. He wrote the screenplay of A Dangerous Method (2011) directed by David Cronenberg with Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung. He adapted into screenplays the French plays by Florian Zeller who turned them into movies that he directed, The Father (2020) with Anthony Hopkins, and The Son (2022) with Hugh Jackman.