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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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Last Holiday
Last Holiday Writer
(2006)
Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn Writer
(1939)
An Inspector Calls
(2015)
The Old Dark House
(1932)

Filmography

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 2015 An Inspector Calls (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 2015 Fau wa yin (play "An Inspector Calls" - uncredited)
 2006 Last Holiday (1950 screenplay)
 2000 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Performance (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- 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)
 1981 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eden End (1981)
  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 Mini-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)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon" - 1 episode, 1979)
- Si tout le monde en faisait autant (1979) ... (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
- Un inspecteur vous demande (1972) ... (play)
- Virage dangereux (1971) ... (play)
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie) (story)
 1978 Snuki (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 Eden End (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Beshenoe zoloto (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)
 1971-1974 Alta comedia (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1974 Vremya i semya Konvey (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 On prishyol (TV Movie) (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 Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dangerous Corner (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 A Touch of Venus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Linda at Pulteney's (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anyone for Tennis? (1968) ... (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")
 1967 Gendel i gangstery (TV Movie) (story)
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Level Seven (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 Zur Rose und Krone (TV Short) (play)
 1964 Ergens ligt een stad... (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Tarkastaja tulee (TV Movie) (play "An Inspector Calls")
 1964 Playdate (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Laburnum Grove (1964) ... (play)
 1964 I Have Been Here Before (TV Movie)
 1963 The Old Dark House (book "The Old Dark House")
 1963 Teper pust ukhodit (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1957 - 1963) (play - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1963)
- Time and the Conways (1963) ... (play)
- The Glass Cage (1957) ... (play)
 1963 De roos en de kroon (TV Movie)
 1963 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- O Tempo e os Conways (1963) ... (play)
 1962 Die glücklichen Jahre der Thorwalds (play "Time and the Conways")
 1962 Seit Adam und Eva (TV Movie) (as John B. Priestley)
  BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
 1960 Det er fra politiet (TV Movie) (play: "An Inspector Calls")
 1960 Het begon in het paradijs (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Die Zeit und die Conways (TV Movie)
 1959 Und das am Montagmorgen (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (writer - 4 episodes, 1950 - 1959) (play - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1957)
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... (writer)
- Eden End (II) (1958)
- The Stone Faces (1957)
- Time and the Conways (II) (1957) ... (play)
- Laburnum Grove (1957) ... (play)
 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)
 1957-1958 Angel Pavement (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (novel)
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Other Place (1958) ... (story)
- The Good Companions (1952) ... (story)
 1957 When We Are Married (TV Movie) (play)
  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)
 1957 Und das am Montagmorgen (TV Movie) (play "The Scandalous Affairs of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon")
 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)
 1955 Seit Adam und Eva (TV Movie) (as John B. Priestley)
 1954 Encounter (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Laburnum Grove (1954) ... (play)
 1954 Ci sono già stato (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 An Inspector Calls (adapted from the play by - as J. B. Priestley)
 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)
 1949 Whitehall Wonders (TV Movie) (writer)
 1949 Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie) (writer)
 1949 Dangerous Corner (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 When We Are Married (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 I Have Been Here Before (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 The Linden Tree (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 The Good Companions (TV Movie) (novel) / (play)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- An Inspector Calls (1948) ... (play)
 1948 The Long Mirror (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 An Inspector Calls (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 Jenny Villiers (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Laburnum Grove (1947) ... (story)
 1947 Laburnum Grove (TV Movie) (play)
 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)
 1942 The Foreman Went to France (original narrative by - as J. B. Priestley)
 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)
 1935 Look Up and Laugh (original screenplay)
 1934 Dangerous Corner (from the play by)
 1933 The Good Companions (novel)
 1932 The Old Dark House (from the novel by - as J.B. Priestly)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Essays: "Particular Pleasures" 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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Did You Know?

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," in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Production. See more »

Trademark:

Pipe

Star Sign:

Virgo

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