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Willy Russell

Willy Russell was born on August 23, 1947 in Whiston, Lancashire, England. He is a writer and composer, known for Shirley Valentine (1989), Educating Rita (1983) and Julie Walters and Friends (1991). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1996 Germans de sang (TV Movie) (play)
  Scene (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1975) (writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1993)
- Terraces (1993) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 2 (1978) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 1 (1978) ... (writer)
- Break In (1975)
 1991 Julie Walters and Friends (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991 Färdknäpp (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Dancin' Thru the Dark (written by)
 1989 Shirley Valentine (play) / (screenplay)
 1988 Timmarna med Rita (TV Movie) (play "Educating Rita")
 1983 Educating Rita (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1983 One Summer (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... (uncredited)
 1982 A Time to Die (screenplay - as William Russell)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Daughters of Albion (1979) ... (screenplay)
 1975-1978 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Our Day Out (1978) ... (writer)
- The Death of a Young, Young Man (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (play "John, Paul, George, Ringo... and Bert" - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 1974 (1974) ... (play "John, Paul, George, Ringo... and Bert")
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Other Works:

He directed his musical, "Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens," was performed at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Kim Criswell, James Dreyfus, Sean Mathias, Simon Green, Regina Fong, Simon Fanshawe, and Kwame Kwei-Armah in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Russell
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In 1983 he won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical for the musical Blood Brothers See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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