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Also Known As: Died: May 20, 1998
Born: November 7, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Writer ...
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1947:
Began career as antiques dealer with a small shop in the Piccadilly Arcade in London
1949:
Started specializing in antique Wedgwood
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Expanded business to include antique and modern ceramics and authored books about Wedgwood china
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At same time wrote poetry, articles of literary and theater criticism and was co-editor of two literary magazines.
1952:
Published first novel, "Make Me An Offer"
1954:
First novel filmed, "Make Me an Offer"; also based on a musical play of his novel
1955:
Wrote first screenplay "A Kid For Two Farthings", based on his book
1960:
Penned screenplay adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "The Millionairess"
1960:
Set up own theatrical production company
1961:
Began commuting with family between homes in England and Barbados
1961:
With director Val Guest, co-wrote original screenplay "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"; received British Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay
1962:
Scripted screen version of Jean Anouilh's "The Waltz of the Torreadors"
1963:
Provided the book for the stage musical "Pickwick"
1967:
Contributed to the script of "Casino Royale"
1971:
Purchased home in County Cork, Ireland
1972:
Sold antiques business
1973:
Last screenplay for a decade, "The Hireling"
1977:
Turned his biography "Dickens of London" into a TV miniseries (aired in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre")
1981:
Declared bankrupcy after losing a fight with British Inland Revenue which claimed he owed thousands in back taxes
1982:
Was adjunct professor of English at the University of New Mexico
1983:
Final produced screenplay "Almonds and Raisins"
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Became adjunct professor of theatre arts at the University of New Mexico
1991:
Disclosed he was suffering with cancer after publication of novel "A Night with Casanova"

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