Roald Dahl

Birthday:

09/13/1916

Place of birth:

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK:

Biography:

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter. Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". In 2008 The Times placed Dahl sixteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The Big Friendly Giant. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roald Dahl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (2016)
as Himself
Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (2001)
as Himself, author of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (archive footage)

Production Credits

Revolting Rhymes (2017)
Book
The BFG (2016)
Story
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2014)
Writer
Чиппендейл (2012)
Novel
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Novel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Author
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Screenplay
Matilda (1996)
Novel
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Novel
Идеальная пара (1992)
Novel
The Witches (1990)
Novel
The Enormous Crocodile (1990)
Writer
The BFG (1989)
Author
Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989)
Writer
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Screenplay
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Novel
The Road Builder (1971)
Screenplay
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Screenplay
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Screenplay
36 Hours (1964)
Story
Man from the South (1960)
Writer