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Christopher Fry (I) (1907–2005)

Christopher Fry was one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century whose dazzling verbal invention led many to regard him as the Shakespeare of his time for his poetry and wit. Plays such as "The Lady's Not For Burning", "Venus Observed" and "The Dark Is Light Enough" have deservedly become modern classics. Laurence Olivier observed ... See full bio »

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Barabbas Writer
(1961)
(1953)
Startime Writer
(1960)
Festival Writer
(1961-1963)

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 1987 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Sister Dora (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1977) ... (writer)
- Part 2 (1977) ... (writer)
- Part 1 (1977) ... (writer)
 1974 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1968-1969 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Pursuit (1969) ... (writer)
- Revolt (1969) ... (writer)
- Marriage (1969) ... (writer)
- Recluse (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 Ein Schlaf Gefangener (TV Movie) (play "A Sleep of Prisoners")
 1967 Fångarnas natt (TV Movie) (play "A Sleep of Prisoners")
 1966 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode)
- A Sleep of Prisoners (1966) ... (playwright)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (screenplay)
 1966 Conflict (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1966) ... (play)
 1966 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1964 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series) (translated by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (translated by)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (translated by)
 1964 Venus bespied (TV Movie)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Ring Round the Moon (1964) ... (adaptation)
 1963 Die Dame ist nicht fürs Feuer (TV Movie) (novel by)
 1963 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
  Festival (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (play - 2 episodes, 1961 - 1963) (translated by - 1 episode, 1961)
- Venus Observed (1963) ... (play)
- A Sleep of Prisoners (1961) ... (play)
- Ring Around the Moon (1961) ... (translated by)
 1961 Barabbas (screenplay)
 1960 Venus Observed (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Malja Viriliukselle (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Die Dame ist nicht fürs Feuer (TV Movie)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (translation - 1 episode, 1960) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1957)
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... (translation)
- Ring Round the Moon (1957) ... (adaptation)
- Venus Observed (1957)
 1960 De heks wordt niet verbrand (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Venus im Licht (TV Movie) (play "Venus Observed")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (translated by - 1 episode)
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... (translated by)
  Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1960) (play - 1 episode, 1960)
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1959 Ben-Hur (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1959 De eerstgeborene (TV Movie)
 1959 Ein Phönix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Folio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1958) ... (play)
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Dark Is Light Enough (1958) ... (play)
 1957 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (translated by - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Lark (1956) ... (translated by)
- A Sleep of Prisoners (1951) ... (play)
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1951) ... (play)
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1950) ... (play)
 1956 Virilius (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1956 De Eerstgeborene (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Ein Phoenix zuviel (TV Movie) (play "A Phoenix Too Frequent")
 1953 The Beggar's Opera (writer)
 1953 A Queen Is Crowned (Documentary) (narrative)
 1951 The Boy with a Cart (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Triple Bill (TV Movie) (translation: "The Canary")
 1946 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie) (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Firstborn," was performed in the American premiere at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Katharine Cornell and Roddy McDowall in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1956 Tony Award for his adaptation of playwright Jean Giraudoux's Best Play nominee "Tiger at the Gates." See more »

Nickname:

Kit

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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