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William Boyd (II)

William Boyd was born on March 7, 1952 in Accra, Ghana as William Andrew Murray Boyd. He is a writer and producer, known for Chaplin (1992), A Good Man in Africa (1994) and Stars and Bars (1988). See full bio »
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 2014 Patient 39 (Short) (original story)
 2012 Restless (TV Movie) (by)
  Any Human Heart (TV Series) (novel "Any Human Heart" - 4 episodes, 2010) (screenplay - 4 episodes, 2010)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (novel "Any Human Heart") / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (novel "Any Human Heart") / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (novel "Any Human Heart") / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (novel "Any Human Heart") / (screenplay)
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Three Kings (2009) ... (written by)
 2005 Man to Man
  Armadillo (TV Series) (novel "Armadillo" - 3 episodes, 2001) (screenplay - 3 episodes, 2001)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (novel "Armadillo") / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (novel "Armadillo") / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (novel "Armadillo") / (screenplay)
 2001 Sword of Honour (TV Movie)
 1999 The Trench (writer)
 1994 A Good Man in Africa (novel) / (screenplay)
 1992 Chaplin (screenplay)
 1988 Stars and Bars (novel) / (screenplay)
 1987 Scoop (TV Movie) (adapted by)
 1985 Dutch Girls (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1983 Good and Bad at Games (TV Movie)
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The cinema is a world of constraints and parameters and barriers, while the world of writing a novel is freedom. See more »


He was awarded the C.B.E.(Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to literature. See more »

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