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John Creasey (1908–1973)

John Creasey was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph Creasey, a coachmaker, and Ruth Creasey. They were very poor, and John suffered a bout of polio, resulting in his not learning to walk until he was six. He was ten when a schoolmaster suggested he had a gift for writing. John left school at the age of fourteen, trying to become a ... See full bio »

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Gideon C.I.D. Writer
(1964-1967)
Thriller Writer
(1962)
(1952)

Filmography

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  Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series) (original story - 22 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (based on characters created by - 4 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Fire' by - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Night' by - 3 episodes, 1965) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Month' by - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Lot' by - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Risk' by - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (from a theme in 'Gideon's March' by - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Week' by - 2 episodes, 1964) (based on characters by - 1 episode, 1966) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Ride' by - 1 episode, 1965) (from a theme in "Gideon's Risk" by - 1 episode, 1964) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Staff' by - 1 episode, 1964) (from a theme in 'Gideon's Vote' by - 1 episode, 1964)
- How to Retire Without Really Working (1967) ... (from a theme in 'Gideon's Lot' by) / (original story - uncredited)
- The Millionaire's Daughter (1966) ... (from a theme in 'Gideon's Lot' by) / (original story - uncredited)
- The Reluctant Witness (1966) ... (from a theme in 'Gideon's Risk' by) / (original story - uncredited)
- A Perfect Crime (1966) ... (from a theme in 'Gideon's Fire' by) / (original story - uncredited)
- Boy with Gun (1966) ... (based on characters by)
 1966-1967 The Baron (TV Series) (based on the character created by - 30 episodes)
- Countdown (1967) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Man Outside (1967) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Long Long Day (1967) ... (based on the character created by)
- Roundabout (1967) ... (based on the character created by)
- So Dark the Night (1967) ... (based on the character created by)
 1965 The Man in a Looking Glass (TV Movie) (characters and novel)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Kill My Love (1962) ... (story - as Kyle Hunt)
 1958 The Desperate Men (novel - as Michael Halliday)
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard (novel "Gideon's Day" - as J.J. Marric)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (novel "Hammer the Toff" - 1 episode)
- Hammer the Toff (1958) ... (novel "Hammer the Toff")
 1952 Hammer the Toff (novel "Hammer the Toff")
 1952 Brighthaven Express (adapted from the book by)
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 1970 The Great Wall of China
Himself
 1965 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Himself - Mr. X
- Episode dated 25 January 1965 (1965) ... Himself - Mr. X
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (as Anthony Morton): "The Baron Comes Back" See more »

Alternate Names:

Gordon Ashe | Norman Deane | Michael Halliday | Kyle Hunt | Peter Manton | J.J. Marric | Richard Martin | Anthony Morton | Ken Ranger | William K. Reilly | Tex Riley | Jeremy York
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Personal Quote:

Sometimes I fail in what I'm trying to do--perhaps it's more than I can cope with. I've no idea ahead of time of what will develop; the plot and any other ideas all happen simultaneously in the . . . if you'll forgive the pompous phrase . . . in the "act of creation", as it were . . . None of it is easy.

Trivia:

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1946 for services in the United Kingdom's National Savings Movement during World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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