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Penelope Gilliatt (1932–1993)

Penelope Gilliatt was born on March 25, 1932 in London, England as Penelope Ann Douglass Conner. She was a writer, known for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Western (1959) and Centre Play (1973). She was married to John Osborne and Roger Gilliatt. She died on May 9, 1993 in London. See full bio »


(age 61) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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 1975 Centre Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Flight Fund (1975) ... (writer)
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday (screenplay)
 1959 The Western (TV Movie) (script)
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 1959 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 19 October 1959 (1959) ... Herself

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[on "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", 1963]: "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is about greed and feminine hysteria, and about how people behave in a panic, which, in this picture, is always badly. Every comic convention has been turned sour. Slipping on a banana skin breaks bones, and it is the pain of their enemies that makes the characters laugh. The title is a hoax. It should be "We're Lousy... See more »


The New York Times film critic Vincent Canby was for many years her companion. See more »

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