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Osborne, John James

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Born: 1929 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Playwrights, Producers

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1929 - Born on the 12th of December in London.

 

Became involved as a stage manager and acting, joining Anthony Creighton's provincial touring company.

 

1950 - Co-wrote The Devil Inside Him, with his mentor Stella Linden, who then directed it at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield.

 

1956-1963 - Wrote plays "Look Back in Anger" 1956, "Epitaph for George Dillon" 1958, "Luther" 1961, "A Patriot for Me" 1965, screenplay "Tom Jones" 1963.

 

1958 - His second play Personal Enemy was written with Anthony Creighton (with whom he also wrote Epitaph for George Dillon staged at the Royal Court in 1958).

 

1964 - Won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for Tom Jones.

   

Won the Evening Standard Drama Award as the most promising playwright of the year.

 

1993 - Osborne wrote that the opening night was "an occasion I only partly remember.

 

1994 - John James Osborne died 24th of December.

 

Member of Angry Young Men.

 

 

 


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