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Christopher Fry (I) (1907–2005)

Christopher Fry was one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century whose dazzling verbal invention led many to regard him as the Shakespeare of his time for his poetry and wit. Plays such as "The Lady's Not For Burning", "Venus Observed" and "The Dark Is Light Enough" have deservedly become modern classics. Laurence Olivier observed ... See full bio »

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 1987 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Sister Dora: Part 3 (1977) ... (writer)
- Sister Dora: Part 2 (1977) ... (writer)
- Sister Dora: Part 1 (1977) ... (writer)
 1974 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1968-1969 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Pursuit (1969) ... (writer)
- Revolt (1969) ... (writer)
- Marriage (1969) ... (writer)
- Recluse (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 Ein Schlaf Gefangener (TV Movie) (play "A Sleep of Prisoners")
 1967 Fångarnas natt (TV Movie) (play "A Sleep of Prisoners")
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (screenplay)
 1966 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1964 Venus bespied (TV Movie)
 1963 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1961 Barabbas (screenplay)
 1960 Malja Viriliukselle (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Die Dame ist nicht fürs Feuer (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (translation - 1 episode, 1960)
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... (translation)
- Venus Observed (1957)
 1960 De heks wordt niet verbrand (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Venus im Licht (TV Movie) (play "Venus Observed")
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1959 Ben-Hur (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1959 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1958 The Dark Is Light Enough (TV Movie)
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (script - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Lark (1956) ... (script)
- A Sleep of Prisoners (1951) ... (play)
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1951) ... (play)
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1950) ... (play)
 1956 Virilius (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1955 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Ein Phoenix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1953 The Beggar's Opera (writer)
 1953 A Queen Is Crowned (Documentary) (narrative)
 1951 The Boy with a Cart (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He translated Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano De Bergerac", in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Keith Michell, Christopher Cazenove, Barbara Jefford, David Williams, Bill Fraser, Philip Anthony, Jeffrey Holland, Peggy Marshall, Trevor Martin and Jeremy ... See more »

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Trivia:

The name "Fry" was his maternal grandmother's maiden name. See more »

Nickname:

Kit

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Sagittarius

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