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Michael Morpurgo was born on October 5, 1943 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England as Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo. He is a writer and producer, known for War Horse (2011), When the Whales Came (1989) and My Friend Walter (1992). He is married to Claire Morpurgo MBE. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2014 National Theatre Live (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- War Horse (2014) ... (novel)
 2012 Private Peaceful (novel)
 2011 War Horse (novel)
 1992 My Friend Walter (TV Movie) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1989 When the Whales Came (novel "Why the Whales Came") / (screenplay)
 1982 Friend or Foe (novel)
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 2012 Private Peaceful (executive producer)
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 2014 Mark Lawson Talks to... (TV Series)
- Michael Morpurgo (2014) ... Himself
 2014 Newsnight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 April 2014 (2014) ... Himself
 2013 Songs of Praise (TV Series)
- Great Storytellers (2013) ... Himself
 2012 Michael Parkinson: Masterclass (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Michael Morpurgo (2012) ... Himself - Guest
 2012 The Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #8.90 (2012) ... Himself
 2007-2011 Breakfast (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Author
- Episode dated 15 April 2011 (2011) ... Himself - Author
- Episode dated 10 September 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 30 August 2007 (2007) ... Himself
 2011 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 April 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2011 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (TV Series documentary)
- Set Our Children Free (2011) ... Himself
 2009 The ONE Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 March 2009 (2009) ... Himself
 2008 Visionaries (TV Series)
- Mozart vs Beethoven (2008) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

His novel, "The War Horse," was adapted by Nick Stafford in a National Theatre of Great Britain Production in Association with Handspring Puppet Company at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.

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He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Children's Literature. See more »

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