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Christianna Brand (1907–1988)

Christianna Brand was born on December 17, 1907 in Malaya as Mary Christianna Milne. She was a writer, known for Nanny McPhee (2005), Green for Danger (1947) and The Mark of Cain (1947). She was married to Roland Lewis. She died on March 11, 1988. See full bio »


in Malaya


(age 80)

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Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee Writer
Green for Danger
The Mark of Cain
Night Gallery
Night Gallery Writer


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 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns (characters)
 2005 Nanny McPhee ("Nurse Matilda" books)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... (short story - segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1968 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 5 episodes)
- Nurse Matilda: Greens for Lunch (1968) ... (book)
- Nurse Matilda: Total War (1968) ... (book)
- Nurse Matilda: Fuddledutch (1968) ... (book)
 1952 Secret People (additional dialogue)
 1947 The Mark of Cain (screenplay)
 1947 Death in High Heels (novel "Death in High Heels")
 1947 Green for Danger (from the novel by)
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 1973 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
- Episode #7.14 (1973) ... Herself
- Episode #7.13 (1973) ... Herself

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Other Works:

Book: "Nurse Matilda: Total War" (filmed as Jackanory: Nurse Matilda: Total War (1968)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary Ann Ashe | Annabel Jones | Mary Roland | China Thomson

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Greatly respected Malaya-born British author, one of the pioneers of the medical thriller; her highly honored 1944 novel Green for Danger (1947) preceded by decades the popular works of Patricia Cornwell and Robin Cook. Green for Danger (1947) was honored as a 1987 Critic's Choice among H. R. F. Keating's 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books, and by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's 100... See more »

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