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W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

Popular British novelist, playwright, short-story writer and the highest-paid author in the world in the 1930s, Somerset Maugham graduated in 1897 from St. Thomas' Medical School and qualified as a doctor, but abandoned medicine after the success of his first novels and plays. During World War I he worked as a secret agent and in 1928 settled in ... See full bio »

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 2014 W. Somerset Maugham's the Bum (Short) (original story)
 2006 The Painted Veil (novel)
 2004 Being Julia (novel "Theatre")
 2000 Up at the Villa (book)
 1998 Poklad pana H. (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Ashenden (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1988 Adorable Julia (TV Movie) (novel "Theatre")
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1988) (original story - 1 episode, 1988)
- Mr. Know-All (1988) ... (story)
- The Facts of Life (1988) ... (story)
- The Verger (1988) ... (original story)
- The Colonel's Lady (1988) ... (story)
 1987 Peremena uchasti (story)
 1984 The Razor's Edge (novel)
 1984 Overnight Sensation (Short) (short story "The Colonel's Lady" - uncredited)
 1983 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La señora Dot (1983) ... (play)
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Breadwinner (1982) ... (play)
 1982 Sadie (play "Miss Sadie Thompson" - uncredited)
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie) (novel)
  Kreuzfahrten eines Globetrotters (TV Series) (1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Der schöpferische Impuls (1981) ... (writer)
 1980 Poniro thilyko... katergara gynaika! (play "Theatre" - uncredited)
 1980 Zhigolo i Zhigoletta (TV Short) (story)
 1980 Wilson's Reward (TV Movie) (short story "Vessel of Wrath")
 1979 Jane (TV Movie) (story)
 1978 Teatris (novel "Theatre")
 1978 Diener und andere Herren (TV Movie)
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Home and Beauty (1978) ... (play)
 1977 I theatrina (TV Series) (play)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1969 - 1973) (story - 1 episode, 1975)
- Pluie (1975) ... (story)
- Adorable Julia (1973) ... (play)
- Caroline (1971) ... (play - as Somerset Maugham)
- Constance (1969) ... (play)
 1974 Cakes and Ale (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1974) ... (novel)
- Part 2 (1974) ... (novel)
- Part 1 (1974) ... (novel)
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie) (story - segment "The Fortunate Painter", as Somerset Maugham)
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series) (story "A Point of Law" - 1 episode)
- A Point of Law (1973) ... (story "A Point of Law")
 1971 Dom i lepota (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Eine konsequente Frau (TV Movie) (play "The Constant Wife")
  W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series) (story - 25 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (short story - 1 episode, 1970)
- Flotsam and Jetsam (1970) ... (story)
- The Human Element (1970) ... (story)
- The Alien Corn (1970) ... (story)
- Footprints in the Jungle (1970) ... (story)
- Virtue (1970) ... (story)
 1970 Talpig úriasszony (TV Movie) (as Somerset Maugham)
 1968 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Up at the Villa (1968) ... (novel)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Outstation (1968) ... (short story)
 1967 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Moon and Sixpence (1967) ... (novel)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1966) (play - 1 episode, 1959) (original author - 1 episode, 1958)
- Home and Beauty (1966) ... (writer)
- Caroline (1960) ... (writer)
- For Services Rendered (1959) ... (play)
- Mrs. Dot (1958) ... (original author)
 1966 Caroline (TV Movie) (play - as William Somerset Maugham)
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Princess September (1966) ... (book)
 1965 Liza of Lambeth (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Of Human Bondage (novel)
 1964 Der Kreis (TV Movie)
 1963 Lady Frederick (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 The Golden Patsy (comedy "The Breadwinner")
 1960-1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series) (stories - 38 episodes)
- The Force of Circumstance (1962) ... (stories)
- Virtue (1962) ... (stories)
- The Back of Beyond (1962) ... (stories)
- The Creative Impulse (1962) ... (stories)
- The Closed Shop (1962) ... (stories)
 1962 Adorable Julia (story "Theatre")
 1962 Finden sie, daß Constanze sich richtig verhält? (novel "The Constant Wife")
 1961 Die ewige Flamme (TV Movie) (novel "The Sacred Flame" - as Somerset Maugham)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (story "Miss Thompson" - 1 episode)
- Rain (1960) ... (story "Miss Thompson")
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Breadwinner (1960)
 1960 Bezaubernde Julia (TV Movie) (novel - as William Somerset Maugham)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1960 Das Land der Verheißung (TV Movie)
  Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (novel - 1 episode, 1952)
- Chuva (1959)
- Lição de Felicidade (1952) ... (novel)
 1959 The Moon and Sixpence (TV Movie) (novel)
 1959 The Traitor (TV Movie) (short story)
 1959 Land van belofte (TV Movie)
 1959 La esposa constante (TV Series) (writer)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1951 - 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Noble Spaniard (1958) ... (writer)
- The Sacred Flame (1955) ... (play)
- Home and Beauty (1952) ... (play)
- Caesar's Wife (1951) ... (play)
 1958 Der Kreis (TV Movie) (novel "The Circle")
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Rainy Day (1957) ... (story)
  TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (novel - 1 episode, 1953)
- O Ciclone (1957)
- A Carta (1953) ... (novel)
 1957 The Seventh Sin (novel "The Painted Veil")
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Letter (1956) ... (story)
  The Star and the Story (TV Series) (original story - 5 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (story - 3 episodes, 1955) (based on story by - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (story "Romantic Young Lady" - 1 episode, 1956) (from a story by - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Senora (1956) ... (story "Romantic Young Lady")
- The Force of Circumstance (1956) ... (original story)
- Appearances and Reality (1956) ... (based on story by)
- The Creative Impulse (1955) ... (original story)
- End of Flight (1955) ... (story)
 1955 O Contador de Histórias (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Antes da Festa (1955)
 1955 Three for the Show (play "Too Many Husbands")
 1955 Three Cases of Murder (story - segment "Lord Mountdrago")
 1954 The Beachcomber (story)
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A String of Beads (1954) ... (story)
 1953 The Noble Spaniard (TV Movie)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson (story "Miss Thompson" - uncredited)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (book Cakes and Ale - 1 episode, 1953)
- Cakes and Ale (1953) ... (book Cakes and Ale)
- Sheppey (1952) ... (play)
- The Letter (1950) ... (play)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Pattern (1953) ... (story)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (original - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Point of Honor (1953) ... (original)
- A String of Beads (1952) ... (story)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Letter (1952) ... (play)
- Theatre (1952) ... (play)
 1952 Larger Than Life (TV Movie) (novel "Theatre")
 1952 Rebound (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Treasure (1952) ... (story)
 1951 Encore (stories)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Appearences and Reality (1951) ... (story)
- The French Governor (1951) ... (story)
 1951 The Sacred Flame (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Trio (screenplay) / (stories)
 1950 Mrs. Dot (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Of Human Bondage (1949) ... (novel)
 1948 Quartet (stories The Alien Corn, The Colonel's Lady, The Facts of Life, The Kite)
 1947 The Unfaithful (novel - uncredited)
 1946 Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. (story "Miss Thompson" - uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge (from the novel by)
 1946 Of Human Bondage (novel)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (adaptation - uncredited)
 1944 Christmas Holiday (novel)
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn (novel)
 1942 The Moon and Sixpence (novel)
 1940 The Letter (by)
 1940 Too Many Husbands (based upon the play by)
 1939 The Circle (TV Movie)
 1939 Sheppey (TV Movie) (as Somerset Maugham)
 1938 The Breadwinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1938 The Beachcomber (novel)
 1937 Another Dawn (story "The Ambassador's Wife" - uncredited)
 1936 Isle of Fury (based on a novel by)
 1936 The Tenth Man (play)
 1936 Secret Agent (novel "Ashenden")
 1935 The Right to Live (based on: "The Sacred Flame" - as Somerset Maugham)
 1934 The Painted Veil (from the novel by)
 1934 Of Human Bondage (from the novel by)
 1933 The Narrow Corner (novel)
 1933 Our Betters (play "Our Betters")
 1932 Rain (story)
 1931 Die heilige Flamme (play "The Sacred Flame")
 1931 La donna bianca (play "The Letter")
 1931 La llama sagrada (play "The Sacred Flame")
 1931 La carta (play "The Letter")
 1931 Weib im Dschungel (play "The Letter")
 1930 La lettre (play "The Letter")
 1930 Strictly Unconventional (based on the play: "The Circle" by)
 1929 The Sacred Flame (play)
 1929 Charming Sinners (play "The Constant Wife")
 1929 The Letter (play)
 1928 Sadie Thompson (story)
 1927 Vad kvinnan vill (novel)
 1926 The Waiter from the Ritz (play "Jack Straw")
 1926 The Canadian (play "The Land of Promise")
 1926/I The Magician (novel)
 1925 Infatuation (play "Caesar's Wife")
 1925 The Circle (play)
 1925 East of Suez (story)
 1922 The Ordeal (story)
 1920 Jack Straw (play)
 1919 The Divorcee (play "Lady Frederick")
 1917 The Land of Promise (play)
 1917 Smith (play)
 1915 The Explorer (novel)
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Stage: Wrote "The Letter," performed at the Watford Palace Theatre in Watford, London, England, with Jill Bennett, Edward Hardwicke, Sean Barrett, Jeffry Wickhma, Burt Kwouk and Zoe Hicks in the cast. John Tydeman was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Somerset Maugham | William Somerset Maugham
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No one can be original by trying. See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of writer Robin Maugham. See more »

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Aquarius

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