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Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl

British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriteradd

Category: Literature

Born in 1949.

Countries: United Kingdom (49%), United States (29%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Patricia Neal, Dustin Hoffman, Glenda Jackson

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, Royal Air Force, Royal Dutch Shell, America First Committee

 

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Roald Dahl was born in 1949 add something


1951

Patricia Neal - Neal met British writer Roald Dahl at a dinner party hosted by Lillian Hellman in 1951


1953

Dahl married American actress Patricia Neal on 2 July 1953 at Trinity Church in New York City add something


1954

According to biographer Donald Sturrock, Liccy gave up her job and moved into 'Gipsy House', Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, which had been Dahl's home since 1954 add something

 

His three Edgar awards were given for: in 1954, the collection "Someone Like You"; in 1959, the story "The Landlady"; and in 1980, the episode of "Tales of the Unexpected" based on "Skin" add something


1960

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 add something

 

For a brief period in the 1960s, Dahl wrote screenplays add something

 

One of his more famous adult stories, "The Smoker" , was filmed twice as both 1960 and 1985 episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", and adapted into Quentin Tarantino's segment of the 1995 film "Four Rooms" add something

 

The 1960 Hitchcock version stars Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre add something

 

On 5 December 1960, four-month-old Theo Dahl was severely injured when his baby carriage was struck by a taxicab in New York City add something


1961

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 add something

 

Dick Smith (make-up artist) - Early work by Smith was seen on a short-lived syndicated supernatural "Twilight Zone" clone TV show produced by David Suskind out of New York in 1961 called "Way Out", hosted by Roald Dahl

 

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


1962

In November 1962, Olivia Dahl died of measles encephalitis at age seven add something


1964

Chocolate - In 1964, Roald Dahl published a children's novel titled "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

 

You Only Live Twice (film) - The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, and loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name

 

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


Major work

1964 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


1967

Only after her death in 1967 did he find out that she had saved every single one of his letters, in small bundles held together with green tape add something


1971

Gene Wilder - In 1971, Mel Stuart offered Wilder the lead role in his film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


1972

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


1975

He later used the "vardo" as a writing room, where he wrote "Danny, the Champion of the World" in 1975 add something


1976

Julian Holloway - In 1976 he had a brief relationship with Tessa Dahl, daughter of the children's author Roald Dahl


1979

The British television series, "Tales of the Unexpected", originally aired on ITV between 1979 and 1988 add something


1980

He was revealed in the 1980s to have been serving to help promote Britain's interests and message in the United States and to combat the "America First" movement, working with such other well-known officers as Ian Fleming and David Ogilvy add something

 

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


1981

Patricia Neal - In 1981, Glenda Jackson played her in a television movie, "The Patricia Neal Story" which co-starred Dirk Bogarde as Neal's husband Roald Dahl

 

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


1983

In 1983 Dahl reviewed Tony Clifton's "God Cried", a picture book about the 1982 Lebanon War that depicted Israelis killing thousands of Beirut inhabitants by bombing civilian targets add something

 

The main child character in his 1983 book "The Witches" is a British boy of Norwegian descent, whose grandmother is still living in Norway add something


1986

In the 1986 New Years Honours List, Dahl was offered the Order of the British Empire , but turned it down, purportedly because he wanted a knighthood so that his wife would be Lady Dahl add something


1988

Starmont House, 1988 He managed to drag himself away from the blazing wreckage and passed out add something


1989

Angela Thorne - In 1989 she voiced the role of Elizabeth II in "The BFG", the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's book


Roald Dahl died in 1990 add something

 

Rowan Atkinson - He appeared alongside Anjelica Huston and Mai Zetterling in Roald Dahl's "The Witches" in 1990


1991

"Memories with Food at Gipsy House", written with his wife Felicity and published posthumously in 1991, was a mixture of recipes, family reminiscences and Dahl's musings on favourite subjects such as chocolate, onions and claret add something

 

Welsh Corgi - A theatrical adaptation took place of Welsh author Roald Dahl's "The BFG" which toured the UK in 1991 required several different Corgis to perform on stage as those of Queen Elizabeth


1996

In his honour, the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery was opened in November 1996, at the Buckinghamshire County Museum in nearby Aylesbury add something

 

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.


1997

Oxford University Press, 1997 As well as having a passion for literature, he developed an interest in photography and often carried a camera with him add something


2002

In 2002, one of Cardiff Bay's modern landmarks, the historic Oval Basin plaza, was re-christened "Roald Dahl Plass" add something


2003

In 2003, the UK survey entitled "The Big Read" carried out by the BBC in order to find the "nation's best loved novel" of all time, four of Dahl's books were named in the Top 100, with only works by Charles Dickens and Terry Pratchett featuring more add something

 

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


2005

Dahl created the Child Catcher, the supporting antagonist in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; in a 2005 poll, it was voted the scariest villain in children's literature add something

 

In June 2005, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre opened in Great Missenden to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl and advance his work in literacy education add something

 

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

 

Stephen Clemence - 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


2006

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 add something

 

Macmillan, 2006 Actress Scarlett Johansson named "Fantastic Mr. Fox" as one of the five books that made a difference to her add something


2007

Will Young - In October 2007 Young narrated an audio version of the Roald Dahl novel "Danny, the Champion of the World"


 

In 2008, the UK charity Booktrust and Children's Laureate Michael Rosen inaugurated The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, an annual award to authors of humorous children's fiction add something

 

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


2009

On 14 September 2009 the first blue plaque in his honour was unveiled in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales add something

 

Wes Anderson - Anderson's stop-motion animation adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was released in 2009

 

Lauren Mote - Other work completed by Mote includes the 2009 BBC Radio 4 serial of Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl, in which she voiced the leading role of five-year-old Matilda and starred alongside Lenny Henry and Nichola McAuliffe


2010

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" add something

 

Random House, 2010 Many local scenes and characters in Great Missenden inspired Dahl's stories add something


2011

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"


2012

A set of six stamps was issued by Royal Mail in 2012, featuring Quentin Blake's illustrations for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "The Twits", "The Witches", "Matilda", "Fantastic Mr Fox", "James and the Giant Peach" add something


2014

Richard Curtis - He has adapted Roald Dahl's novel "Esio Trot" for a film starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, set to film in early 2014, directed by Dearbhla Walsh

 

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


2015

Richard Curtis - He has adapted Roald Dahl's novel "Esio Trot" for television in a film starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, directed by Dearbhla Walsh and broadcast on BBC on 1 January 2015


2016

In 2016, the city is to celebrate the centenary of Dahl's birth in Llandaff add something

 

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


2017

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 add something

 

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


2018

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 add something