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Ann Jellicoe (1927–2017)

Ann Jellicoe is an English playwright and theatrical director who's best known for her 1962 play "The Knack", which was adapted into the 1965 film The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) by director Richard Lester, and for promoting the idea of "community plays". Jellicoe was born on July 15, 1927 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire and studied acting at ... See full bio »


(age 90) in Dorset, England, UK

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Theatre 625
Theatre 625 Writer
Knepet Writer


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 1989 El knack (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Det (TV Movie) (play "The Knack")
 1968 Meine Mutter macht Mist mit mir (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (translation - 1 episode)
 1964 Knepet (TV Movie)
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 1969 I Love This Dirty Town (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
 1965 New Release (TV Series)

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(December 15, 1966 to January 8, 1967) Her play, "The Knack," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Andre Womble (Tom); Lenny Baker (Colin); Max Howard (Tolen); Melody Greer (Nancy); in the cast. Richard Block was director. See more »

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Her husband, photographer Roger Mayne captured images which acted as the inspiration for The Knack... and How to Get It (1965). See more »

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