Knowledge Identifier: +Roald_Dahl
Born in 1949.
Countries: United Kingdom (49%), United States (29%), (10%)
Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, Royal Air Force, Royal Dutch Shell, America First Committee
Dahl married American actress Patricia Neal on 2 July 1953 at Trinity Church in New York City
Dahl acquired a traditional Romanichal Gypsy wagon in the 1960s, and the family used it as a playhouse for his children at home in Great Missenden
In 1961, Dahl hosted and wrote for a science fiction and horror television anthology series called "Way Out", which preceded the "Twilight Zone" series on the CBS network for 14 episodes from March to July
Murray Hamilton - In 1961, he appeared in another science fiction series "Way Out", hosted by Roald Dahl, with fellow guest stars Doris Roberts and Martin Huston
Chocolate - In 1964, Roald Dahl published a children's novel titled "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Michael Bollner - "'Willy Wonka"' is a fictional character in Roald Dahl's 1964 children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", its sequel "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator", and the film adaptations of these books that followed
Eleanor Cameron - From October 1972 to October 1973 a controversy spawned by Cameron over Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" embroiled the pages of The Horn Book Magazine
He later used the "vardo" as a writing room, where he wrote "Danny, the Champion of the World" in 1975
Julian Holloway - In 1976 he had a brief relationship with Tessa Dahl, daughter of the children's author Roald Dahl
Loctite - The brand was parodied in Roald Dahl's 1980 book The Twits: - Mr. Twit uses a glue named "Hug-Tight" in a trap used to capture birds
Anthony Harvey - The following year Harvey reunited with Liv Ullmann for the romantic drama "Richard's Things" and in 1981 he directed the American sequences of "The Patricia Neal Story", a tele-movie starring Glenda Jackson which detailed the real-life struggles faced by Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal, who at the height of her career suffered a devastating stroke which left her unable to speak, and the efforts of her husband Roald Dahl and their friends and family to help her recover
Danny DeVito - DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film "Matilda", based on Roald Dahl's children's novel
Lane Smith (illustrator) - He illustrated one edition of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach", and was Conceptual Designer for the 1996 movie adaptation
Tim Burton - In 1996, Burton and Selick reunited for the musical fantasy James and the Giant Peach, based on the book by Roald Dahl.
In 2002, one of Cardiff Bay's modern landmarks, the historic Oval Basin plaza, was re-christened "Roald Dahl Plass"
Ophelia Dahl - Dahl contributed to the 2003 book "The Roald Dahl Treasury", a collection of her father's stories, memoirs, letters and poetry, and is currently writing a memoir of her father
Christopher Lee - In 2005, Lee went on to voice the character of Pastor Galswells in "Corpse Bride" co-directed by Burton and Mike Johnson and play a small role in the Burton's reimagining of the Roald Dahl tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as Willy Wonka's strict dentist father Dr. Wilbur Wonka
In a 2006 list for the Royal Society of Literature, author J. K. Rowling named "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" among her top ten books every child should read
Marcus Romer - Other directing work includes "Sing yer heart out for the lads", by Roy Williams, "Road" by Jim Cartwright, "Bloodtide" by Melvin Burgess, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" by Manuel Puig, "Mirad a Boy from Bosnia" by Ad de Bont, "Rumble Fish" by S. E. Hinton, "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne, "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance, "Fungus the Bogeyman" by Raymond Briggs, "The Twits" by Roald Dahl and "Looking for J
Wes Anderson - Anderson's stop-motion animation adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was released in 2009
In honour of Roald Dahl, Gibraltar Post issued a set of four stamps in 2010 featuring Quentin Blake's original illustrations for four of the children's books written by Dahl during his long career; "The BFG", "The Twits", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda"
Jeremy Dyson - In January 2011, he returned to the Lyric Hammersmith with " Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales", the first stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's short stories "Tales of the Unexpected"
Sam Mendes - Mendes directed the 2014 Olivier *award-nominated stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory",
Mark Rylance - It was announced in October 2014 that Rylance will star in the title role of The BFG; director Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl
Melbourne Writers Festival - The 2016 Festival included a special Roald Dahl Day of events and activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the storyteller's birth
Christian Borle - On May 9, 2016 it was announced that Borle will play Willy Wonka in the Broadway production of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from March 2017
Arthur Darvill - He collaborated with playwright Sam Holcroft on a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox which premiered at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in November 2016
In a 2017 UK poll of the greatest authors, songwriters, artists and photographers, Dahl was named the greatest storyteller of all time, ranking ahead of Dickens, Shakespeare, Rowling and Spielberg
Stephen Clemence - He married actress Suzanne Clemence on 4 June 2017 who has previously played Nikki Shadwick in TV show Brookside When asked to name a favourite book as part of a 2005 scheme to promote reading, organised by the National Literacy Trust in conjunction with the Premier League, Clemence chose "The Twits" by Roald Dahl, which he had enjoyed as a child
In 2018, Weston-super-Mare, the town described by Dahl as a "seedy seaside resort", unveiled a blue plaque dedicated to him, on the site of the since-demolished boarding school Dahl attended, St Peter's