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George Orwell (I) (1903–1950)

Born the son of an Opium Agent in Bengal, Eric Blair was educated in England (Eton 1921). The joined the British Imperial Police in Burma, serving until 1927. He then travelled around England and Europe, doing various odd jobs to support his writing. By 1935 he had adopted the 'pen-name' of 'George Orwell' and had written his first novels. He ... See full bio »

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(age 46) in London, England, UK

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 2014/II Beast (Short) (original story) (post-production)
 2009 1984 (Video short)
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 A Merry War (novel)
 1985 Four Episodes from 1984 (Short) (novel)
 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (novel 1984)
 1983 1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' (TV Movie documentary short) (novel "Nineteen Eighty Four")
 1974 Anno Schmidt (Short) (text)
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series) (inspired by - 6 episodes)
- A Touch of the Jumbos (1970) ... (inspired by)
- A Little Bit Like a God (1970) ... (inspired by)
- There's Always a First Time (1970) ... (inspired by)
- Dying Gets You Nowhere (1970) ... (inspired by)
- The Wife Factor (1970) ... (inspired by)
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- The World of George Orwell: 1984 (1965) ... (novel)
 1964 About Religion (TV Series) (poetry and prose - 1 episode)
 1956 1984 (freely adapted from the novel by: "1984")
 1954 Animal Farm (based on memorable fable)
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) ... (novel)
 1954 Nineteen Eighty-Four (TV Movie)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- 1984 (1953) ... (novel)

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Stage: His novel, "1984," was performed at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. Adapted by Andrew White, designed by John Musial, sound design by Joshua Horvath and Andre Pluess. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy. See more »

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He is buried in the graveyard of Sutton Courtenay church, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, although he has no connection with the village. He had left instructions that he wanted to be buried in the nearest graveyard to wherever he died. However he died in central London and none of the London churches had space for him to be buried. Fearing that his body may have to be cremated instead, his widow ... See more »

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