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Peter Barnes (I) (1931–2004)

Peter Barnes was born on January 10, 1931 in London, England. He was a writer and director, known for The Ruling Class (1972), Alice in Wonderland (1999) and Arabian Nights (2000). He was married to Christine Horn and Charlotte Beck. He died on July 1, 2004 in London. See full bio »


(age 73) in London, England, UK

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 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 2000 Might as Well Live (Short)
 1999 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (written for television by)
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Movie) (written by)
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1998) ... (teleplay)
- Part 2 (1998) ... (teleplay)
- Part 1 (1998) ... (teleplay)
 1995 Voices (written by)
 1994 Hard Times (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (writer)
 1991 Bye Bye Columbus (TV Movie)
 1989 Revolutionary Witness (TV Short)
 1989 4 Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) ... (writer)
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spirit of Man (1989) ... (writer)
 1982 Spaghetti House (screenplay)
 1977 Leonardo's Last Supper (play - screenplay)
 1972 The Ruling Class (play) / (screenplay)
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! (screenplay)
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Breakout (1961)
 1961 The Devil Inside (writer)
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man with a Feather in His Hat (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 The Professionals (writer)
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Who Is Gustav Varnia? (1959) ... (writer)
- With Suicidal Intent (1959) ... (writer)
- Checkmate (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 The White Trap (writer)
 1959 Breakout (writer)
 1959 Rebound (writer)
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Other Works:

Georges Feydeau and Peter Barnes' play, "Scenes from a Marriage", was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Trevor Peacock, Janet Dale, Miriam Karlin, Peter Jones, Griffith Jones and Lila Kaye in the cast. Terry Hands was the director. See more »

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One of his last completed screenplays is to air on Granada television (UK) in 2004. Based on his own life, the two-part drama, titled Babies, tells the story of a man who became the father of triplets in later life. See more »

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