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J.G. Ballard (1930–2009)

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), High-Rise (2015) and Crash (1996). He was previously married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England, UK. See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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Known For

(1987)
High-Rise Writer
(2015)
Crash Writer
(1996)

Filmography

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 2021 Love, Death & Robots (TV Series short) (based on the short story written by - 1 episode)
- The Drowned Giant (2021) ... (based on the short story written by)
 2015 High-Rise (novel "High Rise")
 2014/II Escapement (Short) (short story)
 2012 Ceiling Unlimited (Short) (short story)
 2003 Home (TV Movie) (short story)
 2002 Low-Flying Aircraft (story)
 1998 The Atrocity Exhibition (novel "The Atrocity Exhibition")
 1996 Crash (novel "Crash")
 1991 Minus One (Short) (story)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (based on the novel by)
 1986 Resan till Orion (Short) (story)
 1974 Billenium (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 Crash! (Short)
 1970 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (treatment by - as J.B. Ballard)
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Gulliver in Space (1966) ... (story)
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Thirteen to Centaurus (1965) ... (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Running Wild", 1988 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 29 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

J.B. Ballard | James G. Ballard

Spouse:

Helen Mary Matthews  (her death)  (3 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on turning down a CBE in 2003] There's all that bowing and scraping and mummery at the palace. It's the whole climate of deference to the monarch and everything else it represents. They just seem to perpetuate the image of Britain as too much pomp and not enough circumstance. It's a huge pantomime where tinsel takes the place of substance. A lot of these medals are orders of the British Empire, ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied medicine at Cambridge but never practiced; studied English for a year at London University; joined the Royal Air Force. See more »

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