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Anthony Shaffer (1926–2001)

Anthony Shaffer was born on May 15, 1926 in Liverpool, England as Anthony Joshua Shaffer. He is known for his work on Sleuth (1972), The Wicker Man (1973) and Frenzy (1972). He was married to Diane Cilento and Carolyn Soley. He died on November 6, 2001 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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 2007 Sleuth (play)
 2006 The Wicker Man (1973 screenplay)
 1993 Sommersby (story)
 1988 Appointment with Death (screenplay)
 1982 Evil Under the Sun (screenplay)
 1978 Absolution (writer)
 1978 Death on the Nile (screenplay)
 1973 The Wicker Man (screenplay)
 1972 Sleuth (play) / (screenplay)
 1972 Frenzy (screenplay)
 1971 Cry of the Penguins (screenplay)
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 1985 Flesh+Blood (creative consultant)
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 2001 Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 The Wicker Man Enigma (Video documentary short)
 2001 The Story of 'Frenzy' (Video documentary)
 1973 Film Night (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 January 1973 (1973) ... Himself
 1972 Aquarius (TV Series)
- Alfred the Great (1972) ... Himself
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 2007 Zeitgeist (Video documentary)

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Other Works:

Sleuth (1970). Mystery/thriller. Written by Anthony Shaffer. Scenic Design by Carl Toms. Lighting Design by William Ritman. Directed by Clifford Williams. Music Box Theatre: 12 Nov 1970- 13 Oct 1973 (1222 performances + 4 previews that began on 9 Nov 1970). Cast: Keith Baxter (as "Milo Tindle"), Anthony Quayle (as "Andrew Wyke"... See more »

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A former barrister, graduate in law from Trinity College, Cambridge. See more »

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