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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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Filmography

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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")
 1966 Conflict (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1964 Venus bespied (TV Movie)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Ring Round the Moon (1964) ... (adaptation)
 1963 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Venus Observed (1963) ... (play)
 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)
 1960 Venus Observed (TV Movie) (play)
 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:

Jean Anouilh and his play, "Ring Round the Moon", was performed at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Marie Lohr, Claire Bloom, Richard Wattis, Cecil Trouncer, William Mervyn and Mona Washbourne in the cast. Peter Brook was the director. Oliver Messel was the designer. Richard Addinsell was the musical ... See more »

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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1956 Tony Award for his adaptation of playwright Jean Giraudoux's Best Play nominee "Tiger at the Gates." See more »

Nickname:

Kit

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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