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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roald Dahl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 13, 1916 In Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the series Tales of the Unexpected 1979-03-24
Latest Project:
Movie Tales of the Uncanny 2020-10-31
Known For
Poster of Tales of the Uncanny
Poster of Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'
Poster of Tales of the Unexpected: Edward the Conqueror
Poster of Tales of the Unexpected: William and Mary
Filmography
Movie Tales of the Uncanny Self (archive footage) 2020-10-31
Movie The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl Himself 2016-08-04
Movie Fantastic Mr. Dahl Himself (archive footage) 2005-06-22
Movie Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' Himself, author of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (archive footage) 2001-11-13
Movie Way North, Five Norwegian Artists Himself / Narrator 1985-01-01
Movie Tales of the Unexpected: Hitchhiker Narrator/Himself 1980-03-22
Series Tales of the Unexpected Himself 1979-03-24
Movie Tales of the Unexpected: William and Mary Presenter 1979-04-07
Movie Tales of the Unexpected: The Landlady Narrator/Himself 1979-04-21
Movie Tales of the Unexpected: Edward the Conqueror Himself/Narrator 1979-05-05