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Keith Waterhouse (1929–2009)

Keith Waterhouse was born on February 6, 1929 in Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Keith Spencer Waterhouse. He was a writer, known for Billy Liar (1963), That Was the Week That Was (1962) and Whistle Down the Wind (1961). He died on September 4, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 80) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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 1999 Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (TV Movie) (play)
  Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series) (13 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (written by - 6 episodes, 1987)
- Aunt Sally, R.A. (1989)
- Runaway Train (1989)
 1988 Andy Capp (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Anniversary Waltz (1988) ... (writer)
- Economy Drive (1988) ... (writer)
- Love Me or Leave Me (1988) ... (writer)
- Flo's New Frock (1988) ... (writer)
- The Sporting Life (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 The Great Paper Chase (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1985 Charters & Caldicott (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Play Up, Play Up (1985) ... (writer)
- Northern Lights (1985) ... (writer)
- Not Cricket (1985) ... (writer)
- Will the Real Jenny Beevers? (1985) ... (writer)
- Mix Well and Serve (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 This Office Life (TV Movie)
 1983 The Happy Apple (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Lifetime Guarantee (1983) ... (writer)
- Never Knowingly Undersold (1983) ... (writer)
- Allow 28 Days for Delivery (1983) ... (writer)
- Money Back If Not Delighted (1983) ... (writer)
- Free Trial Offer (1983) ... (writer)
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series) (writer - 30 episodes)
- Muvvers' Day (1981) ... (writer)
- Worzel's Birthday (1981) ... (writer)
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... (writer)
- Will the Real Aunty Sally...? (1981) ... (writer)
- Worzel in Revolt (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Kinderfeestje (TV Movie) (writer)
 1981 West End Tales (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Wagga Wagga Handicap (1981) ... (writer)
- A Really Good Watch (1981) ... (writer)
- Mug Punter (1981) ... (writer)
- Some You Lose (1981) ... (writer)
 1979 A Deadly Game (TV Movie) (written by)
  The Upchat Connection (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Will the Real Mike Upchat... (1978) ... (written by)
- A Game of Singles (1978) ... (writer)
- My Fair Lady (1978) ... (writer)
- The Homecoming (1978) ... (writer)
- Mystery Tour (1978) ... (writer)
 1978 Kinderparty (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  The Upchat Line (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1977) (writer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Home Is the Hunter (1977) ... (writer)
- One Good Turn (1977) ... (writer)
- The One That Got Away (1977) ... (writer)
- Albert's Benefit (1977) ... (written by)
- Casualty Ward (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series)
  Billy Liar (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (written by - 6 episodes, 1974)
- Billy and the Bedside Manner (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and the Scales of Justice (1974) ... (writer)
- Billy and the New Life (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and a Little Learning (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and the Birthday Treat (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There Is a Happy Land (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
 1973 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie) (writer)
  Our Kid (TV Series) (deviser - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Last of the All-Rounders (1973) ... (deviser)
- Three's Company (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 The Upper Crusts (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Putting on the Ritz (1973) ... (writer)
- A Tradition of Service (1973) ... (writer)
- Sitting Pretty (1973) ... (writer)
- One Door Opens (1973) ... (writer)
- By Endeavour Alone (1973) ... (writer)
  Queenie's Castle (TV Series) (6 episodes, 1972) (created and written by - 12 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
- Mr Faintheart (1972)
- England Expects (1972)
- New Broom (1972)
  Budgie (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1971) (writer - 24 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
- Brief Encounter (1972) ... (writer)
- The Man Outside (1972) ... (writer)
- The Outside Man (1972) ... (writer)
- King for a Day (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Hallo, wer dort? (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Warmonger (1970) ... (writer)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1965) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Old Contemptible (1970) ... (written by)
- Mother Came Too (1965)
 1968-1970 Inside George Webley (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- The Light Is Dark Enough (1970) ... (writer)
- A Muse of Fire (1970) ... (writer)
- Brief Encounter (1970) ... (writer)
- A Lovesome Thing (1970) ... (writer)
- A Lean and Hungry Look (1970) ... (writer)
 1968 According to Dora (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Creature Comforts (1968) ... (writer)
- Commerce and the Consumer (1968) ... (writer)
- Holidays and Leisure (1968) ... (writer)
- Love and Marriage (1968) ... (writer)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Come Laughing Home (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Squat Betty (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I'll Get It in a Minute (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebration (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Sponge Room (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 First Night (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- How Many Angels (1964) ... (writer)
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Studio '64: The Happy Moorings (1964) ... (writer)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (writer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.10 (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sponge Room (1963)
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Other Works:

His play, "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell," was performed at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Timothy Ackroyd, Sarah Berger, Annabel Leventon, and Royce Mills in the cast. Ned Sherrin was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 13 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I've always wanted to be what I have become, a journey-man writer...I was very influenced by Bennett and Priestley, who could turn their hands to anything. I never had any sort of program at all. See more »

Trivia:

His entry in "Who's Who" listed "lunch" as his sole recreational activity. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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