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Terry Pratchett (1948–2015)


Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England as Terence David John Pratchett. He was a writer and actor, known for Hogfather (2006), Going Postal (2010) and The Color of Magic (2008). He was married to Lyn Marian Purves. He died on March 12, 2015 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2015 Troll Bridge (Short) (original story) (post-production)
 2015 Truckers (books) (announced)
 2013 Poslední odmena (Short) (short story)
 2010 Going Postal (TV Movie) (novel)
 2010 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Shaking Hands with Death (2010) ... (as Sir Terry Pratchett)
 2010 Nation (book)
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie) (novels "The Colour of Magic" & "The Light Fantastic")
 2006 Hogfather (TV Movie) (novel)
 2006 Johnny and the Bomb (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Déjà Voodoo (2006) ... (novel)
- The Butterfly Effect (2006) ... (novel)
- Mrs Tachyon and the Bags of Time (2006) ... (novel)
 1999 Discworld Noir (Video Game) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1997 Wyrd Sisters (TV Mini-Series)
 1997 Soul Music (TV Series) (novel)
 1996 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (Video Game) (novels) / (screenplay)
 1996 Welcome to the Discworld (Short)
 1995 Discworld (Video Game) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1995 Johnny and the Dead (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (1995) ... (screenplay)
 1992 Truckers (TV Series) (novel)
 1986 The Colour of Magic (Video Game) (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1992 Small Gods (Disk World #14) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Terry Pratchett

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. See more »

Trivia:

Knighted in the 2009 New Year's honours list. See more »

Trademark:

Black fedora hat

Star Sign:

Taurus

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