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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 Dancin' Thru the Dark (1990). See full bio »
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 1996 Germans de sang (TV Movie) (play)
  Scene (TV Series) (1 episode, 1974) (writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1993)
- Terraces (1993) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 2 (1978) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 1 (1978) ... (writer)
- Break In (1974)
 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:

His play, "Educating Rita," was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Julie Walters and Mark Kingston in the cast. Mike Ockrent was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Russell
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In 2004, performed in a music group with fellow playwright Tim Firth. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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