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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)
 2022 Nineteen Eighty-Fear (Short) (original story) (pre-production)
 2021 1984: Theatrical play (novel)
 2020 Poem 1984 (Short) (idea) / (story)
 2019 The Dark Triad (Documentary)
 2017 A Reading: 'You and the Atomic Bomb' (Video short) (essay)
 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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Other Works:

Book: Third Impression. "Longman Study Text Nineteen Eighty-Four". Longman Group UK Limited. ISBN 058233165X. (Paperback) (pp310). 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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Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self deception. See more »

Trivia:

Recorded propaganda broadcasts for Great Britain during World War II that were broadcast in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In these broadcasts, which were a mixture of news, opinion and sparring against the propaganda of the pro-Japanese Indian rebel Subhas Chandra Bose, one can see the ideological underpinnings of his novels "1984" and "Animal Farm"--an aversion to tyranny, anyone's tyranny. See more »

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