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G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern world. His _Father Brown series of detective novels... See full bio »

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 2013-2016 Father Brown (TV Series) (based on the character created by - 45 episodes)
- The Wrath of Baron Samdi (2016) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Sins of the Father (2016) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Resurrectionists (2016) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Missing Man (2016) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Rod of Asclepius (2016) ... (based on the character created by)
  G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense (TV Series) (original text - 18 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (characters - 1 episode, 2014)
- A New Chesterton Reading Plan (2014) ... (original text)
- Ask Mr. Chesterton IV (2014) ... (original text)
- Apocalypse Later (2014) ... (original text)
- The Tumbler of God (2014) ... (original text)
- The Moment When There Is Nothing But God (2014) ... (original text)
 2014 Mole in the Hole (Short) (inspired by)
 2012 Manalive (book)
 2009 Theater of the Word, Inc. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Honor of Israel Gow (2009) ... (story)
 2007 The Surprise (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Sei delitti per padre Brown (TV Mini-Series) (characters)
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie) (stories)
 1979 Veidas taikinyje (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1975 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El mago (1975)
  Father Brown (TV Series) (story - 11 episodes, 1974) (stories - 2 episodes, 1974)
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... (story)
- The Arrow of Heaven (1974) ... (story)
- The Head of Caesar (1974) ... (story)
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... (story)
- The Quick One (1974) ... (story)
 1966-1972 Pater Brown (TV Series) (stories - 39 episodes)
- Treffpunkt Tigerkäfig (1972) ... (stories)
- Das Hundeorakel (1972) ... (stories)
- Der Hammer Gottes (1972) ... (stories)
- Der geflügelte Dolch (1972) ... (stories)
- Das Rätsel Michael Mondschein (1972) ... (stories)
 1970 I racconti di Padre Brown (TV Series) (novel)
 1969 Une soirée au bungalow (TV Movie) (novel "La merveilleuse aventure du major Brown")
 1965 Tod dem Major Brown (TV Short) (novel - as Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Quick One (1964) ... (novel)
 1962 Er kanns nicht lassen (stories - as Gilbert K. Chesterton)
 1960 Der Mann, der Donnerstag war (TV Movie) (novel "The Man Who Was Thursday")
 1960 Das schwarze Schaf (stories - as Gilbert K. Chesterton)
 1955 Die Galerie der großen Detektive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pater Brown findet Daniel Boom (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (story)
 1954 The Detective (stories)
 1947 The Man Who Was Thursday (TV Movie) (novel "The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare")
 1946 Magic (TV Movie) (play by)
 1939 Magic (TV Movie)
 1934 Father Brown, Detective (Father Brown novels)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Magic. Comedy. Written by G.K. Chesterton. Maxine Elliott's Theatre (moved to The Garrick Theatre from 19 Mar 1917- close): 12 Feb 1917- unknown (56 performances). Cast: Frank Conroy, Wallace Erskine, Donald Gallaher, O.P. Heggie, Thomas Louden, Leonard Mudie, Cathleen Nesbitt. Produced by Magic Producing Co. Inc. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. K. Chesterton | Gilbert K. Chesterton | Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on neighbors] We make our friends, we make our enemies, but God makes our next-door neighbor. See more »

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Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 60-69. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

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