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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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 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 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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 1997 Fierce Creatures (dedicatee)
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 1989 The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... Himself
 1987 Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Narrator
- To the Island of the Aye-Aye ... Himself - Narrator
 1983 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Gerald Durrell (1983) ... Himself
 1968 The World About Us (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- The Garden of the Gods (1968) ... Himself
 1968 Catch Me a Colobus (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Narrator
- Travelling Beef (1968) ... Himself - Narrator
- Softly, Softly You Go (1968) ... Himself - Narrator
- Monkee Clever Too Much (1968) ... Himself - Narrator
- Cages All in a Row (1968) ... Himself - Narrator
- Beef by Night and Beef by Day (1968) ... Himself - Narrator
 1963 Two in the Bush (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Narrator
 1962 Animal Magic (TV Series)
Presenter
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 2010-2013 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Founder, Jersey Zoo / Himself - Wildlife Author
- A Day at the Zoo (2013) ... Himself - Founder, Jersey Zoo
- When Britain Went Wild (2010) ... Himself - Wildlife Author
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Led and underwrote zoological expedition to the Soviet Union. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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.

Trivia:

Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1982. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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