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Peter Ackroyd was born on October 5, 1949 in London, England. He is a writer, known for London (2004), The Mystery of Charles Dickens (2000) and The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. See full bio »
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 2011 The Romantics (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Eternity (2011)
 2004 London (TV Movie)
 2002 Dickens (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Terror to the End (2002) ... (writer)
- Blazing Away (2002) ... (writer)
 2000 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (TV Movie) (play)
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 2009 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2009) ... (special thanks)
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 2011 The Romantics (TV Mini-Series)
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- Eternity (2011) ... Himself - Presenter
- Liberty ... Himself - Presenter
 2002-2006 The Sunday Programme (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 July 2006 (2006) ... Himself
- Episode dated 15 June 2003 (2003) ... Himself
- Episode dated 17 November 2002 (2002) ... Himself
 2005 Handel's Water Music (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 London (TV Movie)
Himself - Presenter
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
- Terror to the End (2002) ... Himself - Presenter
- Blazing Away (2002) ... Himself - Presenter
- Secrets (2002) ... Himself - Presenter
 2002 City Scapes (TV Series documentary)
- London (2002) ... Himself
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' (1988) ... Himself
 1985 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- Peter Ackroyd (1985) ... Himself
 1984-1985 Book Four (TV Series)
- Episode #4.8 (1985) ... Himself
- Episode #4.7 (1985) ... Himself
- Episode #3.6 (1984) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Book: "The Life of Sir Thomas More," 1998.

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Personal Quote:

All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris. Those whose relations are founded principally upon commerce and upon the ferocious claims of domestic privacy will build a city as ugly and as unwieldy as ... See more »


In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 11, up from no. 13. See more »

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