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P.D. James (1920–2014)


P.D. James was born on August 3, 1920 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Phyllis Dorothy James. She was a writer and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Unnatural Causes (1993) and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982). She was married to Ernest Connor Bantry White. She died on November 27, 2014 in Oxford. See full bio »

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Known For

Children of Men
(2006)
Unnatural Causes
(1993)
A Certain Justice
(1998)

Filmography

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 2014 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part One (2014) ... (novel)
 2014 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part Two (2014) ... (novel)
 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (novel)
 2006 Children of Men (novel "The Children of Men")
 2005 The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (novel)
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (novel)
  An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series) (characters - 3 episodes, 1998 - 2001) (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman" - 1 episode, 1997)
- Playing God (2001) ... (characters)
- Living on Risk (1999) ... (characters)
- A Last Embrace (1998) ... (characters)
- Sacrifice (1997) ... (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman")
 1998 A Certain Justice (TV Series) (novel)
 1997 Original Sin (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (novel)
 1995 A Mind to Murder (TV Movie) (novel)
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (novel)
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (novel)
 1985 The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (novel)
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
 1984 Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (novel)
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman." See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on writing mystery stories] I have a very strong response to what I feel is the spirit of a place. When I come upon the right setting I feel immediately 'This is where it happened'. See more »

Trivia:

British crime novelist, author of twenty books and creator of sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. Began writing relatively late in life, her first published novel being "Cover Her Face" in 1962. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Crime

Star Sign:

Leo

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