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H.G. Wells (1866–1946)


Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific fantasies such as The Time Machine (1895) and War ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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 2014 H.G. Wells's the Country of the Blind (Short) (original story)
 1980-2013 Spine Chillers (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Red Room (1980)
 2011 La femme invisible (Short) (novel)
 2011 Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks (TV Movie) (novel "The Time Machine")
 2010 The First Men in the Moon (TV Movie) (novel)
 2009 Night of the Invisible Man (Short) (character)
 2007 The History of Mr Polly (TV Movie) (novel)
 2006 Overlap (Short) (story "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes")
 2005 War of the Worlds (Video) (novel)
 2005 The War of the Worlds (Video) (novel)
 2005 War of the Worlds (novel)
 2002 The Erotic Time Machine (Video) (novel - uncredited)
 2002 The Time Machine (novel)
 2001 The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini-Series) (short stories)
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series) (book "Invisible Man" - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2000) ... (book "Invisible Man")
 1998 Dead Time Tales (Video) (story "The Crystal Egg" - segment "Crystal Glazing")
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau")
 1992 Time Machine (novel)
 1992 Volshebnaya lavka (TV Short) (story "The Magic Shop")
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (novel - uncredited)
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- The Hunting of the Invisible Man (1984) ... (novel)
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... (novel)
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... (novel)
- Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping (1984) ... (novel)
- The Unveiling of the Stranger (1984) ... (novel)
 1984 Chelovek-nevidimka (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1982 The Magic Shop (Short) (short story)
 1981 I giochi del diavolo (TV Mini-Series) (short story "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" - 1 episode)
- Il sogno dell'altro (1981) ... (short story "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham")
 1981 War of the Worlds (Video Game) (novel)
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel)
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie) (novel "The Time Machine")
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (novel)
 1977 Empire of the Ants (story)
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie) (novel "The Invisible Man")
  Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series) (book "Invisible Man" - 10 episodes, 1976) (novel "The Invisible Man" - 1 episode, 1976) (novel - 1 episode, 1976)
- Suspect Your Local Police (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Return of the Lion (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Targets (1976) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Eight-Nine-Ten, You're Dead (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
 1976 The Food of the Gods (portion of novel)
  The Invisible Man (TV Series) (novel "The Invisible Man" - 9 episodes, 1975) (novel - 2 episodes, 1975)
- Sight Unseen (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- The Klae Dynasty (1975) ... (novel)
- Pin Money (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Stop When Red Lights Flash (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Go Directly to Jail (1975) ... (novel)
 1974 The Marvelous Visit (novel "The Wonderful Visit")
 1972 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 3 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 2 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 1 (1972) ... (novel)
 1972 The Twilight People (novel "Island of Dr. Moreau" - uncredited)
 1971 The Island of Doctor Agor (Short) (story "The Island of Doctor Moreau")
 1970 Dan-dan han changugi gyo in (novel "Food of the Gods")
 1969 Das Rätsel von Piskov (TV Movie) (novel - as Herbert George Wells)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (novel "Kipps")
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Days to Come (1966) ... (story)
 1965 Adhi Raat Ke Baad (novel)
 1965 Village of the Giants (novel "The Food of the Gods")
 1964 First Men in the Moon (from the original story by)
 1964 Ann Veronica (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Magic Shop (1964) ... (story)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series) (short story "The Magic Shop" - 1 episode)
- One Step from the Pavement (1963) ... (short story "The Magic Shop")
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (short story "In the Country of the Blind" - 1 episode)
- The Richest Man in Bogota (1962) ... (short story "In the Country of the Blind")
 1960 Kipps (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (novel)
 1960 The Time Machine (novel)
  H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series) (novel - 19 episodes, 1959) (character - 5 episodes, 1959)
- The Big Plot (1959) ... (novel)
- Shadow Bomb (1959) ... (novel)
- The Rocket (1959) ... (novel)
- Man in Power (1959) ... (novel)
- The White Rabbit (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 Terror Is a Man (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau" - uncredited)
 1959 The History of Mr Polly (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 5 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 4 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 3 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 2 (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 The Truth About Pyecraft (TV Movie) (short story)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... (novel)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Invisible Man (1957) ... (novel)
 1956 The Door in the Wall (Short) (short story)
 1955 Görünmeyen adam Istanbul'da (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1955 O Contador de Histórias (TV Series) (1 episode)
- O Adivinho (1955)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (short story "In the Country of the Blind" - 1 episode)
- The Bedford House Conspiracy (1954) ... (short story "In the Country of the Blind")
 1953 The War of the Worlds (novel)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (original story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Ann Veronica (1952) ... (novel)
- Love and Mr. Lewisham (1952) ... (novel)
- The Wonderful Visit (1952) ... (original story)
- The History of Mr. Polly (1950) ... (novel)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Crystal Egg (1951) ... (by)
 1951 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (story "The Invisible Man")
 1949 The Passionate Friends (novel)
 1949 The Time Machine (TV Movie) (story)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Inexperienced Ghost (1948) ... (story)
 1945 Dead of Night (original story - segment "Golfing Story", uncredited)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge (characters)
 1942 Invisible Agent (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (famous novel)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (characters)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (scenario and dialogue) / (short story)
 1936 Things to Come (novel "The Shape of Things to Come") / (screenplay)
 1933 The Invisible Man (as H.G. Wells' 'The Invisible Man')
 1932 Island of Lost Souls (from a novel by)
 1928 H.G. Wells Comedies (stories)
 1928 Blue Bottles (Short) (story)
 1928 Daydreams (Short) (story)
 1928 The Tonic (Short) (story)
 1927 Marriage (novel)
 1922 The Wheels of Chance (novel)
 1922 The Passionate Friends (novel)
 1921 The Island of the Lost (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau")
 1921 Kipps (novel)
 1919 The First Men in the Moon (novel)
 1916 Il giustiziere invisibile (Short) (novel)
 1909 Le voleur invisible (Short) (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1902 A Trip to the Moon (Short) (novel "First Men in the Moon" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The World of William Crissold" See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

H.G. Wells' 'The Invisible Man' | Herbert George Wells
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. See more »

Trivia:

Gave up his teaching career when he came down with tuberculosis, and turned to writing for a living as he recovered. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently has a fire in his books (i.e. in the book The Time Machine, he sets a forest on fire). See more »

Nickname:

The Man Who Invented Tomorrow

Star Sign:

Virgo

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