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Richard Adams (IV) (1920–2016)


Richard Adams spent his first 52 years in relative anonymity. And when he did complete a book that he wrote, he struggled to find anyone to publish it. Richard George Adams was born on 9 May 1920, in Newbury, Berkshire. He was the son of a country doctor and was brought up in the rolling countryside with views towards the real Watership Down, on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Watership Down
(1978)
The Plague Dogs
(1982)
The Girl in a Swing
(1988)
Watership Down
(1999)

Filmography

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  Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (novel) (filming)
 1999 Watership Down (TV Series) (novel - 13 episodes)
- The Promised Land (1999) ... (novel)
- Home on the Down (1999) ... (novel)
- Kidnapped (1999) ... (novel)
- Friend and Enemy (1999) ... (novel)
- Lost (1999) ... (novel)
 1988 The Girl in a Swing (novel)
 1982 The Plague Dogs (novel)
 1978 Watership Down (novel)
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 2011 University Challenge (TV Series)
Himself
- Christmas 2011 Special 2 (2011) ... Himself
 2008 Wisdom (Video documentary)
Himself
 2005 The 100 Greatest Family Films (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1987 The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell (Documentary)
Himself - Author, Watership Down
 1986 Central Weekend (TV Series documentary)
Himself (author)
- Animal Rights (1986) ... Himself (author)
 1982 Forty Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself (RSPCA)
- Rabbits Don't Cry (1982) ... Himself (RSPCA)
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Other Works:

(2011-2012 Season) His novel, "Watership Down," was performed in a stage production at the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. John Hildreth adapted the novel to the stage. R&D provided choreography. Mikhail Fiksel was sound designer.Joanna Iwanicka was puppet, mask, and video designer. See more »

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A career civil servant until he became a full-time free-lance writer in 1974, Adams worked in the British Ministry of Housing and Local Development for twenty years (1948-1968), then was hired as Assistant Secretary to the Department of the Environment. These careers had an obvious influence on his fantasy novels. See more »

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