Legendary English playwright Harold Pinter received a honorary doctorate from Britain's respected Leeds University on Friday (13Apr07). The 76-year-old writer, author and actor became a Doctor of Letters at a ceremony in Leeds, Yorkshire. Pinter's honour coincided with a three day conference discussing his huge body of work. University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg said, "It is a great occasion. Harold is a great writer, known all over the world. "Leeds University has put together these workshops and it's terrific that I can give him an honorary degree."