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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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1984
1984 Writer
(1984)
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Writer
(1954)
Animal Farm
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(1999)
1984
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(1956)

Filmography

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 2016 Shooting an Elephant (Short) (original story)
 2009 1984 (Video short)
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 A Merry War (novel)
 1985 Four Episodes from 1984 (Short) (novel)
 1984 1984 (novel 1984)
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (excerpts - 1 episode)
 1983 1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' (TV Short documentary) (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)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- 1984 (1953) ... (novel)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would ... See more »

Trivia:

Two TV series are based on his novel "1984": "Big Brother" and Room 101 (1994). Interestingly, both are humorous versions of his disturbing ideas. See more »

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