Sir Arthur C Clarke

A literary icon behind one of the greatest science fiction film triumphs of the 20th century, "2001: A Space Odyssey," (1968), writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke pioneered ideas in satellite communications, foresaw ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1917 in Minehead, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (11)

2001: HAL's Legacy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Understanding 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Brave New Worlds 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Fusion: Fire From Water 1999 (Movie)

special guest (Actor)

The Man Who Saw the Future 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Fantastic 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Arthur C. Clarke 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 1984 (Movie)

Pigeon Feeder (Actor)

Without Warning (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (7)

Childhood's End 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

("The Hammer of God") (Source Material (from novel))

2010 1984 (Movie)

("2010: Odyssey Two") (Source Material (from novel))

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 (Movie)

from short story("The Sentinel") (From Story)

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trapped in Space (TV Show)

From Story

Biography

A literary icon behind one of the greatest science fiction film triumphs of the 20th century, "2001: A Space Odyssey," (1968), writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke pioneered ideas in satellite communications, foresaw space stations and the internet, and envisioned a peaceful future where mankind committed resources to space and sea exploration instead of violence and warfare. The author of more than 100 fiction and non-fiction books, Clarke enjoyed atypical celebrity for an author and attained crossover success in other mediums, including as host of his own television show, "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World" (BBC, 1980). Meanwhile, dividing his time between his home in Sri Lanka and the lecture circuit, Clarke churned out three sequels to his original landmark novel, one of which was turned into the film "2010" (1984). He created several other long-running novel series, earning every major sci-fi award along the way, none of which reached the unprecedented heights of "The Odyssey" book series. Stricken by polio and confined to a wheelchair in his final years, Clarke was an early adapter of word processors and email, remaining in direct contact via computer to fans and colleagues until his death in 2008 at the age of 90.

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