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James Clavell (1921–1994)


James Clavell was born on October 10, 1921, in Sydney, New South Wales, as Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell. He was a film and TV writer and producer. During World War II, he was a British soldier and a Japanese prisoner on Java and in Singapore, which led to his great interest in things East Asian and Japanese, and the experiences of prisoners of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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(1963)
(1967)
The Fly Writer
(1958)
Shogun Writer
(1980)

Filmography

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 2022 Shogun (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 3 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.10 ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.2 ... (based on the novel by)
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1988) ... (novel)
- Part III (1988) ... (novel)
- Part II (1988) ... (novel)
- Part I (1988) ... (novel)
 1986 James Clavell's Shogun (Video Game) (based on novel by)
 1986 Tai-Pan (novel)
 1982 The Children's Story (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel)
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Král Krysa (TV Movie) (novel "King Rat")
 1974 To Sir, with Love (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1967 To Sir, with Love (written for the screen by)
 1965 King Rat (based on a novel by)
 1965 The Satan Bug (screenplay)
 1964 633 Squadron (screen play by)
 1963 The Great Escape (screen play by)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love Story in Gold (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon (written by)
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- First Woman on the Moon (1959) ... (written by)
- Moon Landing (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 Five Gates to Hell (writer)
 1959 Watusi (writer)
 1958 The Fly (screenplay)
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Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Best known for his "Asian Saga" novels: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House, Whirlwind and Gai-Jin. Also wrote The Children's Story.

Spouse:

April Stride  (his death)  (2 children)

Parents:

Richard Clavell | Eileen Collis Clavell
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not a novelist, but a storyteller. I'm not a literary figure at all.

Trivia:

He was injured in a motorcycle accident after his return to England following the war. His injuries caused lameness in one leg. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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