Roald Dahl

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Born: 09/13/1916

Filmography

Writer (14)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox") (Source Material)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

(from novel:"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") (Source Material)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

("James and the Giant Peach") (Source Material (from novel))

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

("Matilda") (Source Material (from novel))

The Big Friendly Giant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

From Story

The Witches 1990 (Movie)

("The Witches") (Book as Source Material)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

From Story

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971 (Movie)

("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") (Source Material (from novel))

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Night Digger 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

36 Hours 1963 (Movie)

(From Story)

Danny, The Champion of the World (TV Show)

Book as Source Material
Music (1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

("Augustus Gloop") (Lyrics)
Other (1)

Survivors, the Blues Today 1983 (Movie)

poster design (Other)

Relationships

Sophie Dahl Actor

Granddaughter

Theo Dahl

Son

Liccy Dahl Producer

Wife

Olivia Dahl

Daughter

Tessa Dahl Actor

Daughter

Lucy Dahl Screenplay

Daughter

Ophelia Dahl

Daughter

Patricia Neal Actor

Wife

Milestones

2009

Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" premiered

2005

Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory debuted

1996

Film versions of James and the Giant Peach and Matilda both arrived on screens

1990

"The Witches" appeared in theaters

1988

Matilda released

1983

The Witches published

1979

"Tales of the Unexpected" began its long TV run

1972

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator released

1970

Wrote the screenplay for the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

1969

Fantastic Mr. Fox published

1968

Co-wrote the screenplay for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

1967

Scripted the Bond film "You Only Live Twice"

1964

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released

1961

James and the Giant Peach published

1961

Hosted the short-lived TV show "Way Out"

1958

Wrote the TV adaptation of his story "Lamb to the Slaughter" for "Alfred Hitichcock Presents"

1946

First short-story collection, Over to You, released

1942

First book, The Gremlins, published

1941

Debuted as a writer in The Saturday Evening Post

Bonus Trivia

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When Dahl collaborated with Walt Disney on an animated movie of "The Gremlins" that was never completed, the filmmaker had trouble pronoucing "Roald" so he opted to call him "Stalky," due to his beanstalk-like height.

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Dahl was an art collector in the 1940s, when works by many great painters were still affordable. At one time or another, Dahl owned works by Bonnard, Degas, Matisse and other contemporaries.

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Dahl wrote most of his books in a tiny hut by the garden of his house.

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