Roald Dahl

Birthday:

09/13/1916

Place of birth:

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK:

Biography:

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roald Dahl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (2016)
Himself
Fantastic Mr. Dahl (2005)
Himself (archive footage)
Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (2001)
Himself, author of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (archive footage)
Way North, Five Norwegian Artists (1985)
Himself / Narrator
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Novel
Revolting Rhymes (2017)
Novel
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2017)
Original Story
The BFG (2016)
Story
New Russians (2015)
Novel
The Taste (2015)
Novel
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015)
Novel
Chippendale (2012)
Novel
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Novel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Author
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Screenplay
Matilda (1996)
Novel
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Novel
The Ideal Couple (1992)
Novel
The Witches (1990)
Novel
The Silent Hunt (1990)
Novel
The Enormous Crocodile (1990)
Writer
The BFG (1989)
Author
Breaking Point (1989)
Novel
Danny the Champion of the World (1989)
Writer
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Screenplay
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Novel
The Road Builder (1971)
Screenplay
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Screenplay
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Screenplay
36 Hours (1964)
Story
Matilda ()
Story