Patric Marber was born in London. His first play, Dealer's Choice, premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in February 1995. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play. Closer premiered at the Royal National Theatre in May 1997. It won the EveningStandard Award for Best Comedy, the Critics' Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. In March 19999, Closer premiered on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Patrick Marber has also written extensively for television and radio, including After MIss Julie (BBC 1995).