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James Clavell (1921–1994)


James Clavell was born on October 10, 1921 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle. He was a writer and producer, known for The Great Escape (1963), To Sir, with Love (1967) and Shogun (1980). He was married to April Stride. He died on September 7, 1994 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Great Escape
(1963)
To Sir, with Love
(1967)
Shogun
Shogun Writer
(1980)
The Fly
The Fly Writer
(1958)

Filmography

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 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1988) ... (novel)
- Part III (1988) ... (novel)
- Part II (1988) ... (novel)
- Part I (1988) ... (novel)
 1986 Tai-Pan (novel)
 1982 The Children's Story (TV Short) (novel)
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel)
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie) (novel)
 1974 To Sir, with Love (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1967 To Sir, with Love (written for the screen by)
 1965 King Rat (based on a novel by)
 1965 The Satan Bug (screenplay)
 1964 633 Squadron (screenplay)
 1963 The Great Escape (screenplay)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love Story in Gold (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon (written by)
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- First Woman on the Moon (1959) ... (written by)
- Moon Landing (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 Five Gates to Hell (writer)
 1959 Watusi (writer)
 1958 The Fly (screenplay)
Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Best known for his "Asian Saga" novels: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House, Whirlwind and Gai-Jin. Also wrote The Children's Story.
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Personal Quote:

I'm not a novelist, but a storyteller. I'm not a literary figure at all.

Trivia:

Lived in West Vancouver, Canada for a short time while he wrote a novel. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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