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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 »

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(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 - 22 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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Stage: Translated Aleksandr Griboyedov's play, "Chatsky," for the Almeida Theatre in London, England, with Dinsdale Landen, Jonathan Cullen, Jemma Redgrave, Minnie Driver, Colin Firth, Bob Goody, Sarah Crowden, Murray Melvin, Rosalind Knight and John Tordoff in the cast. Jonathan Kent was director. See more »

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[on writing five novels in the space of a year after he was told he had an inoperable brain tumor] It can be done. If you write 2000 words before breakfast, you have the rest of the day to yourself. See more »

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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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