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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 »

Died:

(age 46) in London, England, UK

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Nineteen Eighty-Four
(1984)
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Writer
(1954)
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Writer
(1999)
A Merry War
A Merry War Writer
(1997)

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 Nineteen Eighty-Four (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:

Book: "Down and Out in Paris and London" Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. isbn 0140182306 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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As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote "Animal Farm" after his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, in which he fought alongside Trotskyite troops in the Republican (Loyalist) forces. At this time (1936-39), Joseph Stalin was deep into carrying out the Great Purge in the Soviet Union, and so any followers of Trotsky were suspect. He barely escaped from Spain with his life, and ever after was a committed foe of Communism, ... See more »

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