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Patrick Campbell (I) (1913–1980)

He was born in Dublin and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford. During the Second World War, he served in the navy, and afterward worked on the Irish Times (using the pseudonym, "Quidnunc"), Sunday Dispatch and Sunday Times. His books, mostly humorous, included Life in Thin Slices (1954) and How to Become a Scratch Golfer (1963). He was married ... See full bio »


(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Captain Boycott
Lucky Jim
Lucky Jim Writer
Law and Disorder
Miss Robin Hood


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 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Double Trouble (1965) ... (writer)
 1963 The Model Murder Case (writer)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- May the Saints Preserve Us (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Go to Blazes (screenplay)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Broken Doll (1961) ... (screenplay)
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Yellow Needle (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Ask Mr. Pastry (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Ancient Rights (1961) ... (writer)
- Cop, and Robber (1961) ... (writer)
- Votes for Children (1961) ... (writer)
- The Window Display (1961) ... (writer)
- Harriet Goes Home (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Don't Do It Dempsey (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Visiting Firemen (1960)
- Mothers' Help (1960)
- Self Defence (1960)
 1958 Leave It to Todhunter (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Rope's End (1958) ... (writer)
- Cherchez l'Homme (1958) ... (writer)
- Pistols for Two (1958) ... (writer)
- Death on the Lawn (1958) ... (writer)
- Choice of Weapons (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Law and Disorder (screenplay)
 1957 Lucky Jim (screenplay)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Tigress on the Hearth (1957) ... (adaptation)
 1956 The Big Money (additional scenes)
 1956 Jacqueline (additional dialogue)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Fair Passenger (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1953 The Horse's Mouth (writer)
 1952 Miss Robin Hood (dialogue)
 1949 Helter Skelter (writer)
 1947 Captain Boycott (additional dialogue)
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Alternate Names:

Lord Glenavy


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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In his autobiography (and several interviews), he claimed he "could never quite get the hang of writing scripts"; nonetheless, he wrote ten films and a great deal of television (often in collaboration with his third wife, Vivienne Knight). See more »

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