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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1998
Born: January 27, 1931 Cause of Death: head injury from a fall
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Got start when father-in-law, author Nigel Balchin asked him to adapt his novel "A Small Back Room" for television
1962:
Wrote fifty-seven episodes of the realistic police drama "Z Cars" (BBC)
1965:
Wrote the screenplay for the James Bond film "Thunderball" along with Richard Maibaum
1966:
BBC-2 aired his four part award-winning drama "Talking to a Stranger" starring Judi Dench
1967:
Met future wife Shirley Knight at a meeting discussing an American remake of his quartet of plays "Talking to a Stranger"
1968:
His first play "This Story of Yours", dealing with the moral downfall of a police sergeant, was performed in London at the Royal Court
1969:
Wrote the screenplay for "The Virgin Soldiers", a war comedy starring Lynn Redgrave
1970:
Play "Find Your Way Home" played at Open Space, London
1972:
Married actress Shirley Knight; moved to the USA
1973:
Scripted the ABC TV-movie "Divorce His/Divorce Hers", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
1973:
Wrote the screenplay for "The Offense", a Sidney Lumet drama starring Sean Connery and Trevor Howard
1974:
"Next of Kin" played the National Theatre, London
1974:
"Find Your Way Home" produced at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, starring Michael Moriarty
1979:
Wrote the screenplay for the Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper film "Murder By Decree", starring Christopher Plummer and James Mason
1979:
His play "Losing Time" is produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club starring wife Shirley Knight
1980:
Adapted John LeCarre's novel "Smiley's People" for the BBC as a miniseries starring Alec Guinness
1985:
Wrote the screenplay for the John Frankenheimer thriller "The Holcroft Covenant", starring Michael Caine
1986:
Directed and wrote the psychodrama "Torment"
1996:
Won the Humanitas Award and a PEN Center West literary award for the screenplay "Hiroshima", a docudrama chronicling the events leading up to the atomic bomb attack on Japan aired on the Showtime cable network

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