H.G. Wells (I) (1866–1946)


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Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific fantasies such as The Time Machine (1895) and War ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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  The War of the Worlds (based on a novel by) (filming)
  War of the Worlds (based on a novel by) (post-production)
 2022 Dr. Moreau (Short) (author)
 2022 The Stolen Body by H.G. Wells (Podcast Series)
 2022 The Beautiful Suit by H.G. Wells (Podcast Series)
 2022 The Magic Shop by H.G. Wells (Podcast Series) (2022)
 2021 The War of the Worlds 2021 (Video short) (based on a novel by)
 2021 Alien Conquest (based on a novel by)
 2020/I War of the Worlds (based on a novel by)
 2020/I The Invisible Man (novel - uncredited)
  Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (novel "The Island of Doctor Moreau" - 1 episode, 2019) (stories - 1 episode, 2019)
- Freaks (2019) ... (novel "The Island of Doctor Moreau")
- H.G. Wells (2019) ... (stories)
 2019 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (novel - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (novel)
 2019 Chapter 9 (Short) (original story)
 2019 The War of the Worlds (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 3 episodes)
- Beautiful! (2019) ... (based on the novel by)
- One, Two, Three (2019) ... (based on the novel by)
- Revolution (2019) ... (based on the novel by)
 2019 First Men on the Moon (Short) (novel)
 2017 Post Tenebras Lux (TV Series)
 2017 Theatre Fantastique (TV Series) (inspired by the novel - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Hall's Mysterious Guest (2017) ... (inspired by the novel)
 2017 Siesta Z (TV Series) (based on the original work by - 1 episode)
- La guerra de los mundos (2017) ... (based on the original work by)
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini Series) (short story - 4 episodes)
- The Purple Pileus (2016) ... (short story)
- The Moth (2016) ... (short story)
- The Devotee of Art (2016) ... (short story)
- The Late Mr Elvesham (2016) ... (short story)
 2015 The Invisible Man (Short) (character)
 2014 The War of the Worlds (Short) (based on a novel by)
 2014 H.G. Wells's the Country of the Blind (Short) (original story)
 2012 War of the Worlds: Goliath (novel - uncredited)
 2011 La femme invisible (Short) (novel)
 2011 Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks (TV Movie) (novel "The Time Machine")
 2010 The First Men in the Moon (TV Movie) (novel)
 2009 Night of the Invisible Man (Short) (character)
 2008 War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (Video) (based on a novel by)
 2007 War of the Servers (based on the novel by)
 2007 The History of Mr Polly (TV Movie) (novel)
 2006 Overlap (Short) (story "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes")
 2005 War of the Worlds (Video) (novel)
 2005 The War of the Worlds (Video) (novel)
 2005 War of the Worlds (novel)
 2004 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- La maquina del tiempo (2004) ... (characters)
 2002 The Erotic Time Machine (Video) (novel - uncredited)
 2002 The Time Machine (novel)
 2001 The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini Series) (short stories - 6 episodes)
- The Truth About Pyecraft (2001) ... (short stories)
- The Stolen Bacillus (2001) ... (short stories)
- The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (2001) ... (short stories)
- The Crystal Egg (2001) ... (short stories)
- The New Accelerator (2001) ... (short stories)
 2000 The New Adventures of the Time Machine (Video Game) (novel)
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series) (book "Invisible Man" - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2000) ... (book "Invisible Man")
 1998 Deadly Tales (Video) (story "The Crystal Egg" - segment "Crystal Glazing")
 1998 Jeff Wayne's the War of the Worlds (Video Game) (based on the novel by)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau")
 1995 Wishbone (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 1 episode)
- Bark to the Future (1995) ... (based on the novel by)
 1992 Volshebnaya lavka (TV Short) (story "The Magic Shop")
 1990 The Door in the Wall (Short) (short story)
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (novel - uncredited)
 1987 Nezkusený duch (TV Short) (short story "The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost")
 1986 How to Lose Weight (TV Short) (story "The Truth About Pyecraft")
 1984 The Invisible Man (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- The Hunting of the Invisible Man (1984) ... (novel)
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... (novel)
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... (novel)
- Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping (1984) ... (novel)
- The Unveiling of the Stranger (1984) ... (novel)
 1982 The Magic Shop (Short) (short story)
 1981 War of the Worlds (Video Game) (novel)
 1981 I giochi del diavolo (TV Mini Series) (short story "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" - 1 episode)
- Il sogno dell'altro (1981) ... (short story "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham")
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel)
 1980 The Magic Shop (story)
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie) (novel "The Time Machine")
 1977 Chelovek-nevidimka (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 Empire of the Ants (story)
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (novel)
 1977 Let's Make a Musical (TV Series) (novel "The History of Mr. Polly" - 1 episode)
- Mr. Polly (1977) ... (novel "The History of Mr. Polly")
 1977 Dr. Jekyll Meets the Invisible Man (Short) (character)
  Gemini Man (TV Mini Series) (book "Invisible Man" - 10 episodes, 1976) (novel "The Invisible Man" - 1 episode, 1976) (novel - 1 episode, 1976)
- Suspect Your Local Police (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Return of the Lion (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Targets (1976) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
- Eight-Nine-Ten, You're Dead (1976) ... (book "Invisible Man")
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie) (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1976 The Food of the Gods (portion of novel)
  The Invisible Man (TV Series) (novel "The Invisible Man" - 9 episodes, 1975) (novel - 2 episodes, 1975)
- Sight Unseen (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- The Klae Dynasty (1975) ... (novel)
- Pin Money (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Stop When Red Lights Flash (1975) ... (novel "The Invisible Man")
- Go Directly to Jail (1975) ... (novel)
 1974 The Marvelous Visit (freely inspired by the novel by)
 1974 La cometa naranja (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Los primeros hombres en la luna (1974) ... (novel)
 1973 Nová metoda malíre Smithe (TV Movie) (short story "The Hammerpond Park Burglary")
 1972 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 3 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 2 (1972) ... (novel)
- Part 1 (1972) ... (novel)
 1972 The Twilight People (novel "Island of Dr. Moreau" - uncredited)
 1971 The Island of Doctor Agor (Short) (story "The Island of Doctor Moreau")
 1970 Dan-dan han changugi gyo in (novel "Food of the Gods")
 1969 Das Rätsel von Piskov (TV Movie) (novel - as Herbert George Wells)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (novel "Kipps")
 1966 Mr. Paracelsus, Who Are You? (TV Movie) (based on novel by)
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Days to Come (1966) ... (story)
 1965 Village of the Giants (novel "The Food of the Gods")
 1965 Adhi Raat Ke Baad (novel)
 1964 First Men in the Moon (from the original story by)
 1964 Ann Veronica (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Escape (1964) ... (novel)
- Votes for Women (1964) ... (novel)
- Alone in London (1964) ... (novel)
- Trial of Strength (1964) ... (novel)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Magic Shop (1964) ... (story)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series) (short story "The Magic Shop" - 1 episode)
- One Step from the Pavement (1963) ... (short story "The Magic Shop")
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (short story "In the Country of the Blind" - 1 episode)
- The Richest Man in Bogota (1962) ... (short story "In the Country of the Blind")
 1961 Übergewicht (TV Movie) (story: "The Truth about Pyecraft")
 1960 Kipps (TV Mini Series) (novel - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (novel)
 1960 First Person (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Truth About Pyecraft (1960) ... (short story)
 1960 The Time Machine (novel)
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series) (based on the character created by - 27 episodes)
- The Big Plot (1959) ... (based on the character created by)
- Shadow Bomb (1959) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Rocket (1959) ... (based on the character created by)
- Man in Power (1959) ... (based on the character created by)
- The White Rabbit (1959) ... (based on the character created by)
 1959 Terror is a Man (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau" - uncredited)
 1959 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 5 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 4 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 3 (1959) ... (novel)
- Part 2 (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 The Unforeseen (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Mr. Brisher's Treasure (1959) ... (short story)
 1959 The Truth About Pyecraft (TV Movie) (short story)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... (novel)
 1957 Television Theater (TV Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Czlowiek, który czynil cuda (1957) ... (author)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- The Invisible Man (1957) ... (novel)
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... (novel)
 1956 The Door in the Wall (Short) (short story)
 1955 Görünmeyen adam Istanbul'da (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1955 O Contador de Histórias (TV Series) (1 episode)
- O Adivinho (1955)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (short story "In the Country of the Blind" - 1 episode, 1954) (story - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Bedford House Conspiracy (1954) ... (short story "In the Country of the Blind")
- Strange Valley (1954) ... (story)
 1953 The War of the Worlds (based on the novel by)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (original story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Ann Veronica (1952) ... (novel)
- Love and Mr. Lewisham (1952) ... (novel)
- The Wonderful Visit (1952) ... (original story)
- The History of Mr. Polly (1950) ... (novel)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Crystal Egg (1951) ... (by)
 1951 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (story "The Invisible Man")
 1949 The Passionate Friends (novel)
 1949 The Time Machine (TV Movie) (story)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Inexperienced Ghost (1948) ... (story)
 1945 Dead of Night (original story)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge (suggested by "The Invisible Man")
 1942 Invisible Agent (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (characters)
 1938 The Mercury Theatre on the Air (Podcast Series) (adapted from the novel by - 1 episode)
- The War of the Worlds (1938) ... (adapted from the novel by)
 1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short) (character: Griffin, the Invisible Man - uncredited)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (dialogue by) / (scenario by) / (short story - uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come (novel "The Shape of Things to Come" - uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1933 The Invisible Man (novel)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau")
 1928 H.G. Wells Comedies (stories)
 1928 Blue Bottles (Short) (story)
 1928 Day-Dreams (Short) (story)
 1928 The Tonic (Short) (story)
 1927 Marriage (novel)
 1922 The Wheels of Chance (novel)
 1922 The Passionate Friends (novel)
 1921 The Island of the Lost (novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau")
 1921 Kipps (novel)
 1919 The First Men in the Moon (novel)
 1916 Il giustiziere invisibile (Short) (novel)
 1909 The Invisible Thief (Short) (novel "The Invisible Man")
 1902 A Trip to the Moon (Short) (novel "First Men in the Moon" - uncredited)
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Story: "The Crystal Egg". NOTE: Filmed as Tales of Tomorrow: The Crystal Egg (1951). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 15 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

HGWells Allthewayfrom1899 | Herbert George Wells

Spouse:

Amy Catherine Robbins  (her death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Our true nationality is mankind. See more »

Trivia:

His work and influence on the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who (1963) was the subject of the documentary All's Wells That Ends Wells (2011). His role as the father of British science-fiction had inspired Glen McCoy to write Doctor Who: Timelash: Part One (1985). He thought it would be amusing for British television's most famous science-fiction character, the Doctor, to ... See more »

Trademark:

His main characters often are scientists whose experiments on themselves or others end tragically (examples include 'The Invisible Man', 'The Island of Dr. Moreau', 'The Time Machine') See more »

Nickname:

The Man Who Invented Tomorrow

Star Sign:

Virgo

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