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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 »

Known For

Shirley Valentine
(1989)
Educating Rita
(1983)
Dancin' Thru the Dark
(1990)

Filmography

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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 One Summer (TV Mini-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)
 1983 Educating Rita (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1982 A Time to Die (screenplay - as William Russell)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Daughters of Albion (1979) ... (screenplay)
  Play for Today (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1975)
- Our Day Out (1978) ... (written by)
- 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:

His play, "John, Paul, George Ringo,...and Bert," was performed at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Anthony Sher (played Ringo Starr), Bernard Hill (played John Lennon), Trevor Eve (played Paul McCartney), Phillip Joseph (played George Harrison), George Costigan (played Bert), Robin Hooper (played Brian Epstein), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

In 1980 he won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for his play Educating Rita. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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