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Anthony Burgess (I) (1917–1993)

Anthony Burgess was born on February 25, 1917 in Manchester, England as John Anthony Burgess Wilson. He is known for his work on A Clockwork Orange (1971), Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and 1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' (1983). He was married to Liana Burgess and Llewela Isherwood Jones. He died on November 22, 1993 in London... See full bio »


(age 76) in London, England, UK

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 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac (subtitler: English)
 1981 Quest for Fire (creator: special languages)
 1979-1980 Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (TV Series) (script consultant - 24 episodes)
- The Case of the Travelling Killer (1980) ... (script consultant)
- The Case of the Three Uncles (1980) ... (script consultant)
- The Case of the Sitting Target (1980) ... (script consultant)
- The Case of the Shrunken Heads (1980) ... (script consultant)
- The Case of the Other Ghost (1980) ... (script consultant)
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Novel: "Nothing Like the Sun". See more »

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Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone. See more »


His translation of Cyrano de Bergerac was first commissioned by Christopher Plummer, and is now considered to be the definitive English-language translation of the play. One alteration he made was the inclusion of a reference to Hamlet: Cyrano's list of insults to his nose climaxes with "Oh, that this too too solid nose would melt." This translation has been performed by Christopher Plummer, ... See more »

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