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Joe Orton (I) (1933–1967)

Joe Orton was a noted British author, screenwriter, and playwright who is best known for the plays 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (1964), 'What the Butler Saw' (1969), and 'Loot' (1967). He was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in their home at 25 Noel Road, Islington, London. See full bio »

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(age 34) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Loot
Loot Writer
(1970)
Poen
Poen Writer
(1975)

Filmography

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 1990 El botí (TV Movie) (play "Loot")
 1987 El fascinerós (TV Movie) (play "The Ruffian on the Stair")
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What the Butler Saw (1987) ... (writer)
 1981 Inackorderingen (TV Movie) (play "Entertaining Mr. Sloane")
 1975 Poen (TV Movie) (play "Loot")
 1975 De goede en de trouwe dienaar (TV Movie)
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ruffian on the Stair (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Dobri verni sluga (TV Movie)
 1970 Der Rowdy auf der Treppe (TV Movie) (play "The Ruffian on the Stair")
 1970 Entertaining Mr. Sloane (play "Entertaining Mr. Sloane")
 1970 Loot (play)
  ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1968) (play - 1 episode, 1968)
- Funeral Games (1968) ... (writer)
- Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1968) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Good & Faithful Servant (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Erpingham Camp (1966) ... (writer)
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 1967 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.30 (1967) ... Himself
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 1982 Arena (TV Series documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Loot," was performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. Ken Ruta was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

It affected my attitude towards society. Before, I had been vaguely conscious of something rotten somewhere, prison crystallized this. The old whore society really lifted up her skirts and the stench was pretty foul...I tried writing before I went into the nick ... but it was no good. Being in the nick brought detachment to my writing. I wasn't involved anymore. And suddenly it worked. [Interview... See more »

Trivia:

Was incarcerated for six months for defacing books. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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