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J.G. Ballard (1930–2009)

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), Crash (1996) and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970). He was married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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  High Rise (novel "High Rise") (pre-production)
 2012 Ceiling Unlimited (Short) (short story)
 2003 Home (TV Movie) (short story)
 2002 Low-Flying Aircraft (story)
 2000 The Atrocity Exhibition (novel "The Atrocity Exhibition")
 1996 Crash (novel "Crash")
 1991 Minus One (Short) (story)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (novel "Empire of the Sun")
 1971 Crash! (Short)
 1970 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (treatment - as J.B. Ballard)
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Gulliver in Space (1966) ... (story)
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Thirteen to Centaurus (1965) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Running Wild", 1988 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 29 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

J.B. Ballard | James G. Ballard
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Personal Quote:

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom. See more »

Trivia:

Was revealed that he declined a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) honor for "services to literature" in 2003. He told The Sunday Times, "Thousands of medals are given out in the name of a non-existent empire. It makes us look a laughing stock and encourages deference to the crown. I think it is exploited by politicians and always has been." See more »

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Scorpio

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