Best known as a prolific and award-winning playwright, Sir David Hare is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter - for The Hours in 2002 and The Reader in 2008.
Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz star in his new spy thriller, Page Eight, his first original screenplay in 20 years.
Nighy plays a long-serving M15 officer who is forced to quit his job in order to find the truth behind a mystery file which threatens its stability.
Stephen Sackur spoke to David Hare about his career and the difficulties that writers face.
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Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 30th August at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 BST and 04:30 BST.
Page Eight will be screened on BBC Two on 28th August.