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John Hopkins (I) (1931–1998)

John Hopkins was born on January 27, 1931 in London, England. He is known for his work on Thunderball (1965), The Offence (1972) and Z Cars (1962). He was married to Shirley Knight and Prudence Balchin. He died on July 23, 1998 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1995 Johnston... Johnston (Short)
 1995 Hiroshima (TV Movie)
 1989 Runaway Dreams (writer)
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1985 The Holcroft Covenant (screenplay)
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (screenplay)
 1979 Murder by Decree (screenplay)
 1977 Fathers and Families (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Family Party (1977) ... (writer)
- Left for Dead (1977) ... (writer)
- Ancient Scars (1977) ... (writer)
- Winter Shapes (1977) ... (writer)
- Mother Song (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Story to Frighten the Children (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Le cercle étroit (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers (TV Movie) (written by)
 1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Greeks and Their Gifts (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Quiet Earth (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 The Offence (play "This Story of Yours") / (screenplay)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Some Distant Shadow (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 Diese Geschichte von ihnen (TV Movie) (play)
 1964-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Dolly Scene (1970) ... (writer)
- I Took My Little World Away (1965) ... (writer)
- The Pretty English Girls (1964) ... (writer)
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers (writer)
 1969 Talking to a Stranger (TV Series) (play)
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Sunrise (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 The Gambler (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie) (screenplay)
  Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (by - 2 episodes, 1966) (dramatisation - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Burning Bush (1967) ... (dramatisation)
 1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A Game, Like, Only a Game (1966) ... (writer)
- Horror of Darkness (1965) ... (writer)
- Fable (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Thunderball (screenplay)
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Make-Believe Man (1965) ... (writer)
  Z Cars (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (writer - 52 episodes, 1962 - 1964)
- You Pays Your Money... (1964) ... (writer)
- In a Day's Work (1964) ... (writer)
- Charity Begins...! (1964) ... (writer)
- Lucky Partners (1964) ... (writer)
- Finders Keepers (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Out of Mind (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (story adaption - 1 episode)
- The Moving Toyshop (1964) ... (story adaption)
 1963 Two Left Feet (writer)
 1962 Suspense (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time to Kill (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Look Who's Talking (1962) ... (dramatisation)
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 By Invitation Only (TV Movie)
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Woman Comes Home (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Death of a Ghost (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (script)
 1960 Mijn eigen beul (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Through a Glass Darkly (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 5 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 4 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 3 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 2 (1959) ... (script)
 1959 Mine Own Executioner (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Small Back Room (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1958 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 3 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 2 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 1 (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Granada Workshop (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the play "This Story of Yours" produced at the Royal Court Theater in London in 1968. See more »

Alternate Names:

John R. Hopkins
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His style was definitely bleak. Recurring themes in his plays were human loneliness, isolation, and alienation. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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