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Jean Anouilh (I) (1910–1987)

Jean Anouilh was born on June 23, 1910 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh. He was a writer and director, known for Becket (1964), Monsieur Vincent (1947) and Le voyageur sans bagages (1944). He was married to Nicole Lançon and Monelle Valentin. He died on October 3, 1987 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. See full bio »

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 2012 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (plays "Eurydice" and "Cher Antoine ou l'amour raté")
 2010 Colombe (TV Movie) (play)
 2004 Le voyageur sans bagage (TV Movie) (play)
 2002 Ciocârlia (TV Movie) (play "L'Alouette")
 2000 Cestující bez zavazadel (TV Movie) (play)
 1999 Skovránok (TV Movie)
 1996 Colombe (TV Movie) (play)
 1996 O Ensaio (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Le diable amoureux (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Találka Párizs mellett (TV Movie)
 1987 A pacsirta (TV Movie)
  Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1985) (play "Le songe du critique" - 1 episode, 1981)
- Humulus le muet (1985) ... (play)
- Le songe du critique (1981) ... (play "Le songe du critique")
 1984 Antígona (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El baile de los ladrones (1983) ... (play)
 1983 Colombe (TV Movie) (original play)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1971) (play - 4 episodes, 1967 - 1981)
- Los peces rojos (1981) ... (play)
- Antígona (1978) ... (play)
- La alondra (1971)
- El viajero sin equipaje (1968) ... (play)
- Leocadia (1967) ... (play)
 1981 Adèle ou la marguerite (TV Movie)
 1973-1981 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (French adaptation - 3 episodes)
- Il est important d'être aimé (1981) ... (French adaptation)
- L'amant complaisant (1980) ... (French adaptation)
- La nuit des rois (1973) ... (French adaptation)
 1981 Colombe (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1980 Das Drehbuch (TV Movie)
 1980 Le marchand de Venise (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1980 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Antigoni (1980)
 1980 Toreadorvalsen (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Antigoni (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 La belle vie (TV Movie) (dialogue)
 1979 Das Orchester (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1978 The Scenario (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Rehearsal (1977) ... (play)
 1977 Het dievenbal (TV Movie)
 1976 Le jeune homme et le lion (TV Movie) (scenario)
 1975 Monsieur Barnett (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Antigone (1974) ... (play)
 1973 Victor oder Die Kinder an die Macht (TV Movie) (adaptation: German)
 1972 Madame de... (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Comme il vous plaira (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1972 Ornifle (TV Movie) (play "Ornifle ou le courant d'air")
 1972 Der Herr Ornifle (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Der verliebte Teufel (TV Movie) (play "Le diable amoureux")
 1970 Cher Antoine oder Die verfehlte Liebe (TV Movie) (play "Cher Antoine")
 1970 Ardele oder Das Gänseblümchen (TV Movie) (play "Ardéle ou la marguerite")
 1970 Ring Round the Moon (TV Movie) (book "L'invitation au château")
 1970 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La salvaje (1970)
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Colombe (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Mister Barnett (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Orkestar (TV Movie)
 1968 Die Katze (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Die Wilde (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Het rendez-vous van Senlis (TV Movie)
 1968 Monsieur Barnett (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Romeo und Jeanette (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Repetitionen (TV Movie)
  The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (play "La foire d'empoigne" - 1 episode, 1964)
- Monsieur Barnett (1968) ... (writer)
- Catch as Catch Can (1964) ... (play "La foire d'empoigne")
 1967 Leocadia (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Tienerklanken (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Cécile of de school der vaders (1967) ... (play)
 1967 Colombe (TV Movie)
 1967 Madame de... (TV Movie) (dramatization)
 1966 Juhlat linnassa (TV Movie) (play "L'Invitation au château")
 1966 Jeanne oder Die Lerche (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Leben wie die Fürsten (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Time Lost and Time Remembered (extract from Antigone)
 1965 Piège pour Cendrillon (adaptation and dialogue)
 1965 Antigone (play)
 1965 Isien koulu (TV Movie) (play "Cecile, ou L'ecole des pères")
 1965 Colombe (TV Movie) (play)
  Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (play "Le voyageur sans bagages" - 1 episode, 1965) (play "Eurydice" - 1 episode, 1964)
- Traveller Without Luggage (1965) ... (play "Le voyageur sans bagages")
- Point of Departure (1964) ... (play "Eurydice")
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play "Pauvre Bitos ou le dîner de têtes" - 1 episode)
- Poor Bitos (1965) ... (play "Pauvre Bitos ou le dîner de têtes")
  Primera fila (TV Series) (1 episode, 1965) (play - 4 episodes, 1963 - 1965)
- La alondra (1965)
- El baile de los ladrones (1965) ... (play)
- Invitación al castillo (1965) ... (play)
- El viajero sin equipaje (1964) ... (play)
- Leocadia (1963) ... (play)
 1964 Circle of Love (adaptation and dialogue)
 1964/II Eurydike (TV Movie) (play "Eurydice")
 1964 Leocadia (TV Movie) (play "Léocadia")
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ring Round the Moon (1964) ... (play)
 1964 Becket (play "Becket")
 1964/I Eurydike (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Die Grotte (TV Movie) (play "La Grotte")
 1963 Fadersskolan (TV Movie)
 1963 The Fighting Cock (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Reisender ohne Gepäck (TV Movie) (play "Le voyageur sans bagages")
 1963 Die Probe oder Die bestrafte Liebe (TV Movie) (play "La répétition ou l'amour puni")
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1962) (play "La répétition ou L'amour puni" - 1 episode, 1963) (play "Le voyageur sans bagages" - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Rehearsal (1963) ... (play "La répétition ou L'amour puni")
- The Lark (1962) ... (play)
- The Traveller Without Luggage (1959) ... (play "Le voyageur sans bagages")
- The Wild Bird (1959) ... (play)
- Ring Round the Moon (1957) ... (play)
 1962 Dinner with the Family (TV Movie)
 1962/III Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Arme Bitos (TV Movie)
 1962 Cécile... oder Die Schule der Väter (TV Movie) (play "Cécile ou l'école des pères")
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors (play)
 1962 Der Walzer der Toreros (TV Movie) (play "La valse des Toréadors")
 1962 Becket oder Die Ehre Gottes (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Jeannette (1961) ... (story)
 1961 Prinssi ja hatuntekijä (TV Movie) (play "Léocadia")
 1961 Madame de... (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Das Rendezvous von Senlis (TV Movie) (play "Rendezvous de Senlis")
 1961 Eurydike (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Time Remembered (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Einladung ins Schloß (TV Movie) (play "L'invitation au chateau")
 1961 General Quixotte (TV Movie)
 1961 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Antigona (1961)
 1960 Festival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Colombe (1960) ... (writer)
  Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1960) (play "Le bal des voleurs" - 1 episode, 1959) (play "La valse des toréadors" - 1 episode, 1959)
- Legend of Lovers (1960) ... (play)
- Thieves Carnival (1959) ... (play "Le bal des voleurs")
- The Waltz of the Toreadors (1959) ... (play "La valse des toréadors")
 1960 Eurydike (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1959 Antigone (TV Movie)
 1959 Dinner with the Family (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Der Herr Ornifle (TV Movie) (play "Ornifle ou le courant d'air")
 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Euridice (1959)
 1958 Colombe (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Romeo und Jeanette (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Cécile oder Die Schule der Väter (TV Movie) (play "Cécile ou l'école des pères")
 1958/I Leocadia (TV Movie) (play "Léocadia")
 1958/II Leocadia (TV Movie) (play)
 1958/II Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 La répétition ou L'amour puni (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Eurydice (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie) (writer)
 1956 Jeanne oder Die Lerche (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play "L'Alouette" - 1 episode)
- The Lark (1956) ... (play "L'Alouette")
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Antigone (1956) ... (play)
 1955 The Vale of Shadows (TV Movie) (play "Eurydice")
 1954 Leocadia (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 Le chevalier de la nuit (writer)
 1953 Caroline Cherie (writer)
 1952 Monsoon (based on a play by)
 1951 Two Pennies Worth of Violets (adaptation and dialogue - uncredited)
 1951 Dear Caroline
 1949 Pattes blanches (scenario)
 1948 Anna Karenina (screenplay)
 1947 Monsieur Vincent (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1945 In High Places (play "Le Rendez-Vous de Senlis")
 1945 La fiancée des ténèbres (uncredited)
 1944 Le voyageur sans bagages (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (play)
 1943 Marie-Martine (screenplay - uncredited)
 1940 Cavalcade of Love (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 The Mayor's Dilemma (writer)
 1937 The Citadel of Silence (dialogue)
 1937 Les dégourdis de la 11ème (dialogue)
 1937 Confessions of a Newlywed (dialogue)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Antigone," was performed at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England with Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, George Relph, George Cooper, and Peter Cushing in the cast. Laurence Oliver was also director. See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them. See more »

Trivia:

Playwright, screenwriter and director, often dealing with classic or mystical material. His plays ranged from sophisticated comedies to serious dramas. He was the son of a tailor and a violinist. Anouilh was first introduced to the theatre while working as an assistant to the actor Louis Jouvet. See more »

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