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Roald Dahl (1916–1990)


Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he relates suspenseful events in a simple tone. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2007 Jackanory Junior (TV Series)
 2005 Imagine (TV Series documentary) (quotations - 1 episode)
- Fantastic Mr Dahl (2005) ... (quotations - uncredited)
  Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 10 episodes, 1968) (novel - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1995)
- The Twits (1995) ... (novel)
- James and the Giant Peach (1986) ... (novel)
 1990 Dirty Beasts (TV Movie)
 1989 Breaking Point (TV Movie) (novel "Beware of the Dog")
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (writer - 15 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (story - 11 episodes, 1979 - 1988)
- The Surgeon (1988) ... (story)
- The Sound Machine (1981) ... (writer)
- The Boy Who Talked with Animals (1981) ... (story)
- Parson's Pleasure (1980) ... (story)
- Vengeance Is Mine Inc. (1980) ... (writer)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1985) ... (story - segment "Man from the South")
 1975 Hundert Mark (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Des Pfarrers Freude ... (writer)
 1975 Uit de wereld van Roald Dahl (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- Een frisse duik (1975) ... (story)
- De verrassing (1975) ... (story)
- Op weg naar de hemel (1975) ... (story)
- Vergif (1975) ... (story)
- De weddenschap (1975) ... (story)
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- William and Mary (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (short story "Taste" - 1 episode)
- Maku (1967) ... (short story "Taste")
  Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Taste (1967) ... (writer)
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1965) ... (story)
- Parson's Pleasure (1965) ... (story)
 1966 Des Pfarrers Freude (TV Movie) (story)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- William and Mary (1961) ... (writer)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1958 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Landlady (1961) ... (writer)
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960) ... (story)
- Man from the South (1960) ... (story)
- Poison (1958) ... (story)
- Dip in the Pool (1958) ... (story)
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Blind Landing (1959) ... (short story)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Way Up to Heaven (1958) ... (story)
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Man from the South (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Taste (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Danger (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Dip in the Pool (1954) ... (story)
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Taste (1954) ... (story)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Taste (1952) ... (story)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Sound Machine (1952) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Fiction: "The Surgeon", "Playboy" (USA), January 1988, p. 74-76+209-217. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Personal Quote:

My faults and foibles are legion. See more »

Trivia:

Father died of pneumonia when Roald was 3. See more »

Trademark:

Orphans; James from James and the Giant Peach, the main character from The Witches and Sophie from The BFG. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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