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Colin Wilson (III) (1931–2013)

Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Colin Henry Wilson. He was a writer, known for Lifeforce (1985), They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists (2007) and Gibo Aiko reinôryoku supesharu: 1999 nen chikyû metsubô! Nosutoradamusu dai yogen e no chôsen (1993). He was married to... See full bio »

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 1985 Lifeforce (novel "The Space Vampires")
 1985 Max Headroom (TV Movie) (uncredited)
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 2007 They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
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 2007 They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists (Video documentary short)
 2002 Masters of Darkness (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself, Aleister Crowley's biographer / Himself - Author: 'The Magician from Siberia'
- The Wickedest Man in the World (2002) ... Himself, Aleister Crowley's biographer
- Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh (2002) ... Himself - Author: 'The Magician from Siberia'
 2000 Ex-S (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author
- Aleister Crowley: The Other Loch Ness Monster (2000) ... Himself - Author
 1996-1997 Ghosthunters (TV Series documentary short)
Himself - Philosopher / Himself - Author
- Spirits of Bodmin Moor (1997) ... Himself - Author
- Echoes from Beyond the Grave (1997) ... Himself - Philosopher
- The Phantom Schoolmaster (1996) ... Himself - Philosopher
 1992 Celebration (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter
- Ghost Hunter (1992) ... Himself - Presenter
 1988 The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Author
 1977 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
- In the Mind's Eye (1977) ... Himself
- Parlour Games (1977) ... Himself
 1976 Read All About It (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 December 1976 (1976) ... Himself
 1973 Ken Russell, with Colin Wilson (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 Full House (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 November 1972 (1972) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

(short fiction) 10. "The World of Violence, " in A Taste for Living: Young People in the Modern Novel, edited by G.G. Urwin. 1967. An excerpt from the novel of the same name. Also See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Korin Wiruson

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Personal Quote:

I suspect that I am probably the greatest writer of the 20th century.


The self-educated son of a British factory worker, he achieved literary celebrity at the age of 24 with the publication of his first book, "The Outsider" (1956). He was hailed as one of the "Angry Young Man" group. Within the same year, the mass media and the literary establishment that had built up his rags-to-riches story and created his reputation as a prophet of his generation, turned around ... See more »

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