David Farr is an English playwright and screenwriter. He is Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he previously served as Artistic Director at the Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic, and Gate theatres. The Shakespeare plays he has directed include Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for which he won the Theatrical Management Association Award for Best Director. His plays include The Queen Must Die, Night of the Soul, and Metamorphosis; he has written for the television show Spooks and is coauthor of the film Hanna.