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Gerald Durrell (1925–1995)

Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India as Gerald Malcolm Durrell. He was a writer, known for My Family and Other Animals (2005), Tarka the Otter (1979) and The Talking Parcel (1978). He was married to Lee Durrell and Jacqueline Sonia Rasen. He died on January 30, 1995 in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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 2016 The Durrells in Corfu (TV Series) (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
 2006 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- My Family and Other Animals (2006) ... (book)
 2005 My Family and Other Animals (TV Movie) (book)
 1987 My Family and Other Animals (TV Mini-Series) (book - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.9 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (book)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Guest (1982) ... (original story)
 1979 Tarka the Otter (screenplay)
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie) (novel)
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Other Works:

(1972-95) Founder and chairman of Wildlife Preservation Trust International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »


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Personal Quote:

[in 1979, on writing books] I try to get it over with as quickly as possible. Larry [his brother, Lawrence Durrell] writes for posterity, but I write for money--it provides me with the wherewithal to do the things I really like doing, which is rushing off to Mexico to catch volcano rabbits.


Durrell founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust in 1963 to operate a model captive-breeding zoo, a thirty-five-acre site on the Channel Island of Jersey. He had visited the Cameroons, Patagonia and other parts of Argentina to gather animals, and continued to travel in search of more when the zoo was operating smoothly. See more »

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