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Patrick O'Brian (I) (1914–2000)

Patrick O'Brian was born on December 12, 1914 in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England as Richard Patrick Russ. He was a writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Van der Valk (1972) and Close Up (1998). He was married to Frieda Mary Wicksteed Tolstoy-Miroslavska and Sarah Russ. He died on January 2, 2000 in ... See full bio »


(age 85) in Dublin, Ireland

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Van der Valk
Van der Valk Writer
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 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead on Arrival (1977) ... (writer)
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 1998 Close Up (TV Series documentary)
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- Patrick O'Brian: Nothing Personal (1998) ... Himself - Author

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Novel (Aubrey/Maturin series): The Surgeon's Mate (1980) See more »

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