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M.R. James (I) (1862–1936)

Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James developed a reading habit at an early age, preferring to stay in the library than with friends. He took this with him when he went to study at Eton and then at the King's College, Cambridge, where he became assistant in classical archaeology at the Fitzwilliam museum. After writing a dissertation: "The ... See full bio »

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 2017 Post Tenebras Lux (TV Series)
 2015 Play Me a Note (Short) (story "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad")
 2015 Count Magnus (Short)
 2014 Doctors (TV Series) (short story: 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' - 1 episode)
- Whistle... (2014) ... (short story: 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' - uncredited)
 2013 The Tractate Middoth (TV Movie) (from the story by)
 2012 Lost Hearts (Short)
 2011 Rats by M.R. James (Short) (story)
 2010 Whistle and I'll Come to You (TV Movie) (short story)
 2007 Lost Hearts (Video) (short story)
 2006 Number 13 (TV Movie) (story)
 2005 A View from a Hill (TV Movie) (story)
  Ghost Stories for Christmas (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Number 13 (2000)
- The Stalls of Barchester (2000) ... (writer)
 1989 The Church (story "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" - uncredited)
 1986 Classic Ghost Stories (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Rose Garden (1986)
- Wailing Well (1986)
- The Ash-Tree (1986)
- The Mezzotint (1986)
 1980 Spine Chillers (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A School Story (1980)
- The Mezzotint (1980)
  Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series) (short story "Number 13" - 1 episode, 1980) (short story "The Mezzotint" - 1 episode, 1980)
- La stanza numero 13 (1980) ... (short story "Number 13")
- La mezzatinta (1980) ... (short story "The Mezzotint")
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- Casting the Runes (1979) ... (from a story by)
 1976 Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance (TV Movie) (from a story by)
 1975 The Ash Tree (TV Short) (story)
 1974 The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Lost Hearts (TV Short) (story)
 1972 A Warning to the Curious (TV Movie) (story)
 1971 The Stalls of Barchester (TV Movie) (story "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" - as Montague Rhodes James, book "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary")
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (story "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" - 1 episode)
- Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) ... (story "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")
  Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (story "Number 13" - 1 episode, 1966)
- Casting the Runes (1968) ... (story)
- Room 13 (1966) ... (story "Number 13")
- Lost Hearts (1966) ... (story)
- The Tractate Middoth (1966) ... (story)
 1957 Curse of the Demon (story "Casting the Runes" - as Montague R. James)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series) (story "The Tractate Middoth" - 1 episode)
- The Lost Will of Dr. Rant (1951) ... (story "The Tractate Middoth")

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Alternate Names:

Montague R. James | Montague Rhodes James

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His grandfather (on his mother's side) was Adm. Horton, a British naval officer who fought against Napoleon in the Napoleonic Wars. See more »

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