Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau (5 July 1889 - 11 October 1963) was a French poet, writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), the films The Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949), and his stage play La voix humaine (1930). Daniel Raggett's work in theatre includes, as director, A Marked Man (HighTide), Old Vic New Voices: 24 Hour Playsat (Old Vic), The Seagull (Bloomsbury Theatre), and Mr Kolpert (Edinburgh Fringe). As associate director his work includes Network and The Red Barn (National Theatre), Hamlet (Almeida/West End), 1984 (UK Tour/International Tour/Almeida/West End/Broadway), Mary Stuart, Iliad and Odyssey (Almeida), and Bad Jews (West End). He was previously resident director on The Nether (West End), and staff director on Three Days in the Country and A Small Family Business (National Theatre).