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George Orwell (I) (1903–1950)


Born the son of an Opium Agent in Bengal, Eric Blair was educated in England (Eton 1921). The joined the British Imperial Police in Burma, serving until 1927. He then travelled around England and Europe, doing various odd jobs to support his writing. By 1935 he had adopted the 'pen-name' of 'George Orwell' and had written his first novels. He ... See full bio »

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(age 46) in London, England, UK

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  1984 (novel) (announced)
  Animal Farm (based on the novel by) (announced)
 2022 Nineteen Eighty-Fear (Short) (original story)
 2021 1984: Theatrical play (novel)
 2020 Animal Farm (Video Game) (original story)
 2020 Poem 1984 (Short) (idea) / (story)
 2019 The Dark Triad (Documentary)
 2018 I riassuntini (TV Series short) (based on the novel by - 2020)
 2017 A Reading: 'You and the Atomic Bomb' (Video short) (essay)
 2017 LIT P.D. (TV Series) (based on the book by)
 2016 Shooting an Elephant (Short) (original story)
 2016 1984 a ballet by Jonathan Watkins (TV Special)
 2011 Peaceforce (Short) (short story)
 2009 1984 (Video short)
 2006 1984 (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 A Merry War (novel)
 1985 Orwell's England (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Four Episodes from 1984 (Short) (novel)
 1984 Especial 84 (Video) (novel)
 1984 1984 (novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four")
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Fowl Pest (1984) ... (original story)
 1984 Apple Mac: 1984 (Video short) (novel)
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (excerpts - 1 episode)
 1983 1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' (TV Movie documentary) (novel "Nineteen Eighty Four")
 1974 Anno Schmidt (Short) (text)
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini Series) (inspired by - 6 episodes)
- A Touch of the Jumbos (1970) ... (inspired by)
- A Little Bit Like a God (1970) ... (inspired by)
- There's Always a First Time (1970) ... (inspired by)
- Dying Gets You Nowhere (1970) ... (inspired by)
- The Wife Factor (1970) ... (inspired by)
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- 1984 (1968) ... (book)
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- The World of George Orwell: 1984 (1965) ... (novel)
 1965 Keep the Aspidistra Flying (TV Movie)
 1964 About Religion (TV Series) (poetry and prose - 1 episode)
 1956 1984 (freely adapted from the novel by: "1984")
 1954 1984 - BBC Live TV Productions (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1954 Animal Farm (based on a story by)
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) ... (novel)
 1953 Studio One (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- 1984 (1953) ... (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His novel, "Animal Farm," was adapted and performed at the Organic Theater in Chicago, Illiois. Stuart Gordon was artistic director and co-founder. Carolyn Purdy Gordon was co-artistic director and co-founder. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

The Orwell Foundation

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Sonia Orwell  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Looking back through my work, I see that it is invariably where I lacked a political purpose that I wrote lifeless books and was betrayed into purple passages, sentences without meaning, decorative adjectives and humbug generally. See more »

Trivia:

His output as a writer, is approximately 3,000 pages of news articles as well as his novels. See more »

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