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Muriel Spark (1918–2006)

Muriel Spark was born on February 1, 1918 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Muriel Sarah Camberg. She was a writer, known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), The Driver's Seat (1974) and Nasty Habits (1977). She was married to Sidney Oswald Spark. She died on April 13, 2006 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. See full bio »

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 1992 Screen Two (TV Series) (novel "Memento Mori" - 1 episode)
- Memento Mori (1992) ... (novel "Memento Mori")
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (original author - 1 episode)
- The Black Madonna (1980) ... (original author)
 1978 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (TV Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Mary MacGregor (1978) ... (novel)
- Dorothy and Juliet (1978) ... (novel)
- Rose (1978) ... (novel)
- Giulia (1978) ... (novel)
- Sandy and Jenny (1978) ... (novel)
 1977 Nasty Habits (novel "The Abbess of Crewe")
 1975 The Girls of Slender Means (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... (novel)
 1975 Memento Mori (TV Movie) (novel)
 1975 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Girls of Slender Means (1975) ... (novel)
 1974 The Driver's Seat (novel)
 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (adapted from the novel by)
 1967 The Interview (TV Movie)
 1966 Die Ballade von Peckham Rye (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bachelors (1965)
 1963 Teletale (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Black Madonna (1963) ... (short story)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1962) ... (novel)
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 1997 Ruby (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.9 (1997) ... Herself
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 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary)
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 2011 Faulks on Fiction (TV Series documentary)
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- The Snob (2011) ... Herself
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Novel: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (filmed as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Muriel Spark
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[asked about her favorite portrayal of Jean Brodie] There's a different aspect in every one. Anna Massey and Vanessa Redgrave were really very good, and Zoe Caldwell in New York, they were all brilliant in their ways. But Geraldine McEwan really got the essence of it, probably because she had more time and space in it. She has more scope to express herself.

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Her breakthrough came in 1951, when she won the Observer Short Story competition with an African fable with spiritual overtones entitled "The Seraph and the Zambezi". But it was not until 1957 that she published "The Comforters", the first of the novels that, in a very short time, were to make her reputation and her fortune. After this initial success, she returned to Edinburgh in order to write ... See more »

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