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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 High-Rise (2015). 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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Known For

Empire of the Sun
(1987)
Crash
Crash Writer
(1996)
High-Rise
High-Rise Writer
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015 High-Rise (novel "High Rise")
 2012 Ceiling Unlimited (Short) (short story)
 2003 Home (TV Movie) (short 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")
 1986 Resan till Orion (Short) (story)
 1974 Billenium (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 Crash! (Short)
 1970 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (treatment by - 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: "Impossible Man" 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:

I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen. See more »

Trivia:

Studied medicine at Cambridge but never practiced; studied English for a year at London University; joined the Royal Air Force. See more »

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Scorpio

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