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Tom Sharpe (I) (1928–2013)

Tom Sharpe was born on March 30, 1928 in Holloway, Islington, London, England as Thomas Ridley Sharpe. He was a writer, known for Sexes faibles! (1992), The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989) and Blott on the Landscape (1985). He was married to Nancy Anne Looper. He died on June 6, 2013 in Llafranc, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. See full bio »

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 1992 Sexes faibles! (novel)
 1987 Porterhouse Blue (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Porterhouse Blue" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (novel "Porterhouse Blue")
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (novel "Porterhouse Blue")
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (novel "Porterhouse Blue")
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (novel "Porterhouse Blue")
  Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Blott On The Landscape" - 6 episodes, 1985) (by - 2 episodes, 1985)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (novel "Blott On The Landscape")
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel "Blott On The Landscape")
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (by) / (novel "Blott On The Landscape" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (by) / (novel "Blott On The Landscape" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel "Blott On The Landscape")
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- She Fell Among Thieves (1978) ... (writer)
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 2013 Els últims dies de Tom Sharpe a la Costa Brava (TV Movie documentary) (in memory of - as Thomas Ridley Sharpe)
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 2013 Els últims dies de Tom Sharpe a la Costa Brava (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 Els matins a TV3 (TV Series)
- Episode #9.140 (2013) ... Himself
 2008 Continuarà... (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 May 2008 (2008) ... Himself
 2008 Miradas 2 (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 2 May 2008 (2008) ... Himself
 2002 City Confidential (TV Series documentary)
- San Antonio: Maximum Justice (2002) ... Himself
 1990 Un dia és un dia (TV Series)
- Episode #1.18 (1990) ... Himself
 1990 3res 14torze 16tze (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 March 1990 (1990) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Wilt in Nowhere". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Ridley Sharpe

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 2010] I love England, but I don't like the English. There is no such thing as the English gentleman any more. Money rules everything. It is so depressing, I can't bear it. I can't bear the hooliganism. See more »


He moved to South Africa in 1951, and became a social worker, teacher, and photographer. He wrote anti-apartheid plays for which he was deported to Britain in 1961. See more »


He used a collection of character archetypes in his stories: unworldly academics, eccentric and often nasty aristocrats, prejudiced/blinkered and often incompetent police/army officers, and buxom women who are either simple-minded or smart. See more »

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