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P.D. James (1920–2014)


P.D. James was born on August 3, 1920 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Phyllis Dorothy James. She was a writer and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Death in Holy Orders (2003) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013). She was married to Ernest Connor Bantry White. She died on November 27, 2014 in Oxford. See full bio »

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(2006)
(2003)
(1985)

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 2014 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part One (2014) ... (novel)
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part Two (2014) ... (novel)
 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (novel)
 2006 Children of Men (novel "The Children of Men")
 2005 The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (novel)
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (novel)
  An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series) (characters - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman" - 1 episode, 1997)
- Playing God (1999) ... (characters)
- Living on Risk (1999) ... (characters)
- A Last Embrace (1998) ... (characters)
- Sacrifice (1997) ... (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman")
 1998 A Certain Justice (TV Series) (novel)
 1997 Original Sin (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (novel)
 1995 A Mind to Murder (TV Movie) (novel)
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (novel)
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (novel)
 1985 The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (novel)
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
 1984 Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (novel)
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Talking About Detective Fiction," New York City, NY, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN0-307-59282-0. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[If] detective fiction flourishes best in the most difficult of times, we may well be at the beginning of a golden age. See more »

Trivia:

In 1991 she was created "Baroness James of Holland Park" but is still popularly known as "P.D. James" See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Crime

Star Sign:

Leo

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