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J.B. Priestley (1894–1984)

John Boynton Priestley was one of England's last great writers--he was a member of the last generation of freethinking British "sages" who contemplated both science and philosophy in their literary output. Today his books are mostly out of print and his name is all but forgotten except in the dusty, forgotten stacks of university libraries and ... See full bio »

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 2006 Last Holiday (1950 screenplay)
 2000 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 A Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie) (play)
 1994 Performance (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Summer Day's Dream (1994) ... (play)
 1993 El temps i els Conway (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Prizraki zelyonoy komnaty (novel)
 1987 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
 1986 Lost Empires (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1985 Time and the Conways (TV Movie)
 1984 Vremya i semya Konvey (play)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1974 - 1982) (play - 1 episode, 1983)
- Dangerous Corner (1983) ... (play)
- I Have Been Here Before (1982) ... (writer)
- When We Are Married (1975) ... (writer)
- The Linden Tree (1974) ... (writer)
 1982 An Inspector Calls (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1982)
- Episode #1.2 (1982)
- Episode #1.1 (1982)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1968) (play - 7 episodes, 1967 - 1981)
- Desde los tiempos de Adán (1981) ... (play)
- Curva peligrosa (1975) ... (play)
- Llama un inspector (1973) ... (play)
- El retamal (1972) ... (play)
- Llegaron a una ciudad (1972) ... (play)
 1980-1981 The Good Companions (TV Series) (novel "The Good Companions" - 9 episodes)
- Curtain Call (1981) ... (novel "The Good Companions")
- Salvage Work (1981) ... (novel "The Good Companions")
- A Wind in the Triangle (1981) ... (novel "The Good Companions")
- Stumbling Chronicles (1980) ... (novel "The Good Companions")
- Slippin' Round the Corner (1980) ... (novel "The Good Companions")
 1980 Skandalnoye proishestviye v Brikmille (TV Movie) (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
 1980 On the Road (TV Special documentary) (novel)
 1980 O anakritis kalei (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Inspektor Gull (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971-1979 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Un inspecteur vous demande (1972) ... (play)
- Virage dangereux (1971) ... (play)
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie) (story)
 1977 Eden End (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 The Golden Fleece (play "Treasure on Pelican")
 1975 Shadows (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Other Window (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 El teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Yo estuve aquí otra vez (1974) ... (play)
 1973 To theatro ton neon (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- To triantafyllo kai h korona (1973) ... (play)
 1972 Opasnyy povorot (TV Movie) (play "Dangerous Corner")
 1970 A Severed Head (play)
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dangerous Corner (1970) ... (writer)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anyone for Tennis? (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 A Touch of Venus (TV Series) (writer)
 1967 Paradies auf Erden (TV Movie) (original play)
 1967 Angel Pavement (TV Series) (novel "Angel Pavement" - 4 episodes)
- They Go Home (1967) ... (novel "Angel Pavement")
- Arabian Nights (1967) ... (novel "Angel Pavement")
- Up and Up (1967) ... (novel "Angel Pavement")
- They Arrive (1967) ... (novel "Angel Pavement")
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Level 7 (1966) ... (dramatisation)
 1966 The Time and the Conways (TV Movie) (play "Time and the Conways")
 1966 Die venezianische Tür (TV Movie) (play "The Venetian Door" - as John B. Priestley)
 1965 Onkel Phils Nachlaß (TV Movie) (story)
  Primera fila (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1963 - 1965) (play - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- Edén término (1964) ... (play)
- El árbol de los Linden (1963) ... (play)
 1965 1940: A Reminiscence by J.B. Priestly (Documentary) (dialogue)
  Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (play - 1 episode, 1964)
- Johnson Over Jordan (1965) ... (writer)
- When We Are Married (1964) ... (play) / (writer)
 1965 Dangerous Corner (TV Movie)
 1964 Ergens ligt een stad... (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Tarkastaja tulee (TV Movie) (play "An Inspector Calls")
 1964 I Have Been Here Before (TV Movie)
 1963 The Old Dark House (book "The Old Dark House")
 1963 De roos en de kroon (TV Movie)
 1963 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- O Tempo e os Conways (1963) ... (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (play - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1963)
- Time and the Conways (1963) ... (play)
- The Glass Cage (1957) ... (play)
 1962 The Happy Years of the Thorwalds (play "Time and the Conways")
  BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode, 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
 1960 Het begon in het paradijs (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Die Zeit und die Conways (TV Movie)
 1959 And That on Monday Morning (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1950 - 1959) (play - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1957)
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... (writer)
- Laburnum Grove (1957) ... (play)
- Eden End (I) (1951) ... (writer)
- Treasure on Pelican (1951) ... (writer)
- Time and the Conways (I) (1950) ... (play) / (writer)
 1958 Die Conways und die Zeit (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1958) (play - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Cornelius (1958) ... (story)
- Ever Since Paradise (1956) ... (play)
- The Golden Fleece (1955) ... (writer)
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
 1958 Suspeita (TV Series) (writer)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1958)
- Eden End (1958) ... (play) / (story)
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Other Place (1958) ... (story)
- The Good Companions (1952) ... (story)
 1957 Angel Pavement (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (novel)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1957)
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... (novel) / (play)
 1957 Gefährliche Kurve (TV Movie) (play)
  TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1954)
- Esquina Perigosa (1957)
- Um Inspetor Nos Chama (1954) ... (play)
 1957 The Good Companions (novel)
 1956 Virage dangereux (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon (TV Movie) (play "The Scandalous Affair of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (play "Laburnum Grove" - 1 episode)
- Counterfeit (1955) ... (play "Laburnum Grove")
 1955 You Know What People Are (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 An Inspector Calls (play)
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie) (play)
 1951 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play "An Inspector Calls" - 1 episode, 1951) (story - 1 episode, 1951)
- An Inspector Calls (1951) ... (play "An Inspector Calls")
- When We Are Married (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Treasure on Pelican (TV Movie)
 1950 Bright Shadow (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 Last Holiday (screenplay)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Laburnum Grove (1950) ... (play)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- An Inspector Calls (1948) ... (play)
 1947 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Laburnum Grove (1947) ... (story)
 1946 The Rose and Crown (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Dangerous Corner (TV Movie) (play)
 1944 They Came to a City (play)
 1943 When We Are Married (play)
 1942 Let the People Sing (novel)
 1940 Britain at Bay (Documentary short)
 1939 Jamaica Inn (additional dialogue)
 1939 Bees on the Boat-Deck (TV Movie)
 1938 Cornelius (TV Movie)
 1938 When We Are Married (TV Movie) (play)
 1938 Laburnum Grove (TV Movie)
 1937 We Live in Two Worlds (Documentary short)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across (uncredited)
 1936 Laburnum Grove (play)
 1934 Dangerous Corner (from the play by)
 1934 Sing As We Go
 1933 The Good Companions (novel)
 1932 The Old Dark House (from the novel by - as J.B. Priestly)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Dangerous Corner" produced on Broadway. Drama. Directed by Elsa Lazareff. Cast: Jean Dixon (as "Freda Chatfield"), Cecil Holm (as "Gordon Whitehouse"), Colin Keith-Johnston (as "Robert Chatfield"), Stanley Ridges (as "Charles Stanton"), Barbara Robbins (as "Betty Whitehouse"), Mary Servoss (as "Olwen Peel"), Jane ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. B. Priestley | John B. Priestley | John Boynton Priestley | J.B. Priestly
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Personal Quote:

A loving wife will do anything for her husband except stop criticizing and trying to improve him. See more »

Trivia:

His play, An Inspector Calls, was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Revival at the Royal National Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

Pipe

Star Sign:

Virgo

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