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Gerald Durrell (1925–1995)

Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India as Gerald Malcolm Durrell. He was a writer and director, known for The Durrells in Corfu (2016), Tarka the Otter (1978) and Masterpiece Classic (1971). He was married to Lee Durrell and Jacqueline Sonia Rasen. He died on January 30, 1995 in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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 2016-2018 The Durrells in Corfu (TV Series) (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by - 20 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (2018) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #3.7 (2018) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #3.6 (2018) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #3.5 (2018) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... (based on "The Corfu Trilogy" by)
 2006 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- My Family and Other Animals (2006) ... (book)
 2005 My Family and Other Animals (TV Movie) (book)
 1989 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series) (based on a book by - 1 episode)
- The Talking Parcel ... (based on a book by)
 1987 My Family and Other Animals (TV Mini-Series) (book - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.9 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... (book)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (book)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Guest (1982) ... (original story)
 1982 Ark on the Move (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1978 Tarka the Otter (screenplay)
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie) (novel)
 1975 The Stationary Ark (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Lemurs
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(1976-88) Led and underwrote zoological expedition to Mauritius. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »


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Personal Quote:

[in 1979, on writing books] I try to get it over with as quickly as possible. Larry [his brother, Lawrence Durrell] writes for posterity, but I write for money--it provides me with the wherewithal to do the things I really like doing, which is rushing off to Mexico to catch volcano rabbits.


Durrell founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust in 1963 to operate a model captive-breeding zoo, a thirty-five-acre site on the Channel Island of Jersey. He had visited the Cameroons, Patagonia and other parts of Argentina to gather animals, and continued to travel in search of more when the zoo was operating smoothly. See more »

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