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Jack Whittingham (1910–1972)

Jack Whittingham was born on August 2, 1910 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Thunderball (1965), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Cage of Gold (1950). He was married to Margot Isobel Gough. He died on July 3, 1972 in Valletta, Malta. See full bio »


(age 61) in Valletta, Malta

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 1983 Never Say Never Again (based on an original story by)
 1965 Thunderball (original screenplay) / (original story)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Big Fix (1964) ... (writer)
- The Rhyme and the Reason (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Paylasilmayan sevgili (screenplay "The Divided Heart" - uncredited)
 1963 Torpedo Bay (screenplay)
 1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (adaptation - 3 episodes)
- The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King (1962) ... (adaptation)
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Under the Lake (1961) ... (screenplay)
- The Key (1960) ... (screenplay)
 1957 The Birthday Present (written by)
 1954 The Divided Heart (written by)
 1952 Crash of Silence (screenplay)
 1952 The Stranger in Between (screenplay)
 1951 Pool of London (original screenplay)
 1950 Cage of Gold (from an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1948 Devil's Plot
 1947 Green Fingers
 1946 Lisbon Story
 1945 Waltz Time
 1945 Twilight Hour
 1943 Escape to Danger (writer)
 1939 Clouds Over Europe (story)
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After a court battle with Ian Fleming over his novel Thunderball, Whittingham received "based on a story by ..." credit in subsequent editions.

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Studied French in Baden-Baden. Worked as assistant editor/reporter on Fleet Street for the Morning Post. Wrote and produced plays for the Harrogate 'White Rose Players' (1932-37). Wartime service (1939-42) as a captain with an artillery regiment in defence of Iceland. See more »

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