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Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873)


Irish poet and author of novels and stories dealing with the macabre and the supernatural. He was editor and proprietor of the Evening Mail in Dublin from 1839 to 1858. His story "Carmilla", featuring lesbian vampires, is probably the first story to appear in English about lesbianism. His novel "Uncle Silas" links Gothic horror to modern detective... See more trivia »


(age 58) in Dublin, Ireland

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 2014-2015 Carmilla (TV Series short) (novella - 60 episodes)
- Wild Kingdom (2015) ... (novella - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
- Compulsory Violence (2015) ... (novella - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
- Prisoner's Dilemma (2015) ... (novella - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
- Damage Control (2015) ... (novella - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
- Dividing Lines (2015) ... (novella - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 2014 Styria (novel)
 2004 Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire (Video) (story "Carmilla" - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 2003 Marcilla (Short) (novel)
 2000 The Wyvern Mystery (TV Movie) (novel - as J.S. Le Fanu)
 1993 The Vampire Wedding (story)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Carmilla (1989) ... (story)
 1989 Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Uncle Silas" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (novel "Uncle Silas")
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (novel "Uncle Silas")
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (novel "Uncle Silas")
 1988 Carmilla: Le coeur petrifié (TV Movie)
 1980 The Sleep of Death (story "The Room in the 'Dragon Volant'")
 1980 Carmilla (TV Movie) (novel - as Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu)
 1979 Schalcken the Painter (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1977 Onkel Silas (TV Series) (novel "Uncle Silas" - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1977) ... (novel "Uncle Silas")
- Erster Teil (1977) ... (novel "Uncle Silas")
 1977 Alucarda (novella "Carmilla")
 1976 El quinto jinete (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- El misterio de Madame Crowl (1976) ... (short story)
 1972 The Blood Spattered Bride (novel "Carmila")
 1971 Hostinec U létavého draka (TV Movie) (story)
 1971 Twins of Evil (characters created by - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 1971 Let's Scare Jessica to Death (story "Carmilla" - uncredited)
 1971 Lust for a Vampire (based on characters created by - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 1970 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 The Vampire Lovers (story "Carmilla" - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 1969 Une soirée au bungalow (TV Movie) (novel "Histoire d'une famille de Tyrone")
  Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (story "The Room in the "Dragon Volant"" - 1 episode, 1966)
- Uncle Silas (1968) ... (novel)
- Carmilla (1966) ... (story)
- The Flying Dragon (1966) ... (story "The Room in the "Dragon Volant"")
 1964 Crypt of the Vampire (novel "Carmilla" - uncredited)
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Inn of the Flying Dragon (1960) ... (novel)
 1960 Blood and Roses (novel "Carmilla")
 1947 The Inheritance (novel)
 1947 El misterioso tío Sylas (novel "Uncle Silas")
 1932 Vampyr (based on a book by - as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
 1912 Shamus O'Brien (Short) (poem - as Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Uncle Silas," was adapted and directed by Mike Alfreds for the Cambridge Theatre Company Tour with Anne Marie Duff, Terence Wilton, Sam Cox and Carolyn Johns in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

J. Sheridan Le Fanu | J.S. Le Fanu | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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