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John Osborne

Biography

United kingdom playwright who wrote Look Back Anger which initially was bombarded by negativity until probably one of the most important critics of that time period praised it. He attempted trade journalism for a while and immediately after became a stage supervisor and acting professional while wanting to create plays. He do appear on display, mostly later on in his existence, in Television series like the Parachute and incredibly Just like a Whale. He also acted inside a select amount of movies, including a proper remembered efficiency in Obtain Carter in 1971. He wedded five instances in mostly unsatisfied unions and got multiple affairs. He and Raymond Burr both got a job in Tomorrow Under no circumstances Comes.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Osborne
Date Of Birth December 12, 1929
Died December 24, 1994, Clun, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession TV Actor
Nationality British
Spouse Helen Osborne, Jill Bennett, Penelope Gilliatt, Mary Ure, Pamela Lane
Children Nolan Osborne
Parents Nellie Beatrice, Thomas Godfrey Osborne
Awards Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Tony Award for Best Play, BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Music Groups Brothers Osborne
Nominations Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, Laurence Olivier Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Movies The Entertainer, Get Carter, Tom Jones, Look Back in Anger, Flash Gordon, Colonel Redl, Inadmissible Evidence, The Charge of the Light Brigade, God Rot Tunbridge Wells!, Luther, First Love, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Tomorrow Never Comes, England, My England, The Chairman's Wife, A Better Class of Person
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1 Despite the great success of his early plays, Osborne was in debt to the tune of some £300,000 at the time of his death.
2 Upon his death, his remains were interred at St. George Churchyard in Clun, Shropshire, England.
3 Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writer's Guild of Great Britain.
4 Was once married to British actress Jill Bennett.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hotel in Amsterdam 2004 TV Movie
Milosc i gniew 1996 play
England, My England 1995
Performance TV Series play - 1 episode, 1993 screenplay - 1 episode, 1993
Look Back in Anger 1989 TV Movie written by
God Rot Tunbridge Wells! 1985 TV Movie written by
Colonel Redl 1985 inspired by - play "A Patriot for Me"
A Better Class of Person 1985 TV Movie
Hotel in Kopenhagen 1984 TV Movie play "The Hotel in Amsterdam"
Hedda Gabler 1981 TV Movie adaptation
Look Back in Anger 1980 TV Movie play
Very Like a Whale 1980 TV Movie
ITV Playhouse 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Au théâtre ce soir 1979 TV Series play - 1 episode
BBC Play of the Month TV Series play - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1976 dramatised by - 1 episode, 1976
Almost a Vision 1976 TV Movie
The Entertainer 1976 TV Movie play
The Gift of Friendship 1974 TV Movie
Late Night Drama 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un bon patriote 1974 TV Movie play "A Patriot For Me"
Estudio 1 1974 TV Series play - 1 episode
Luther 1974 play
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Play for Today 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skandal 1969 TV Movie play
Se dig om i vrede 1969 TV Movie play "Look Back in Anger"
Ricorda con rabbia 1969 TV Movie play
De humorist 1968 TV Movie
Inadmissible Evidence 1968 play / screenplay
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 uncredited
Luther 1968 TV Movie play
O Tempo e a Ira 1967 TV Movie play
The Present Stage 1966 TV Series play "Look Back In Anger" - 2 episodes
Luther 1964 TV Movie play
Tom Jones 1963 screenplay
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960 TV Mini-Series play - 1 episode
The Entertainer 1960 play / screenplay
Look Back in Anger 1959 additional dialogue / play
Blick zurück im Zorn 1958 TV Movie play "Look Back in Anger"
ITV Play of the Week 1956 TV Series play - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Better Class of Person 1985 TV Movie Narrator
Flash Gordon 1980 Arborian Priest
Tomorrow Never Comes 1978 Lyne
Supernatural 1977 TV Mini-Series Edward Manners
Get Carter 1971 Cyril Kinnear
The Chairman's Wife 1971 Short Bernard Howe
First Love 1970 Maidanov
The First Night of 'Pygmalion' 1969 TV Movie Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Half Hour Story 1968 TV Series Martin
BBC Play of the Month 1968 TV Series Werner Roger
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1966 TV Series Harry Steadman
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1955 TV Series Military recruit / Military Recruit
Robin Hood 1953 TV Mini-Series
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School 1952 TV Series Wingate - Prefect

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Entertainer 1960 lyrics: "Why Should I Care?", "Hide Your Face, Mum", "Thank God I'm Normal" - uncredited
Look Back in Anger 1959 lyrics: "Music Hal Song"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood U.K. 1993 TV Series documentary Himself - Contributor
The South Bank Show 1978-1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Time with Betjeman 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Great Performances 1983 TV Series Himself
The Levin Interviews 1981 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Arena 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Face to Face 1962 TV Series Himself
A Sunday in September 1961 TV Movie documentary Himself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1959 TV Series Himself
Contact 1957 TV Series Himself - Interviewee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship 2006 Video Himself
Heroes of Comedy 1995-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985 TV Series Himself
Tuesday's Documentary 1975 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Tom Jones (1963)
1964 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Screenplay Tom Jones (1963)
1964 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best British Comedy Screenplay Tom Jones (1963)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Screenplay The Entertainer (1960) · Nigel Kneale


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#Quote
1 I never had lunch in Brighton without wanting to take a woman to bed in the afternoon.
2 To be tentative was beyond me. It usually is.
3 'May 8th is the one unforgettable feast in my calendar. My father, Thomas Godfrey Osborne, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on May 8th. . . .The Second World War ended on 8 May 1945, a date which now passes as unremembered as 4 August 1914. On 8 May 1956, my first play to be produced in London, Look Back in Anger, had its opening at the Royal Court Theatre.'
4 I have been upbraided constantly for a crude, almost animal inability to dissemble.
5 It's deep honesty which distinguishes a gentleman. He knows how to revel in life and have no expectations - and fear death at all times
6 I want people to see life through my mirror, to feel my image. If it gets as far as that, if they feel, then I've made my contribution. What they do with those feelings afterwards is somebody else's business. Politicians. Journalists. Those sort of people.
7 we need a new feeling as much as we need a new language. . . . Out of the feeling will come the language
8 I do not like the kind of society in which I find myself. I like it less and less. I love the theatre more and more because I know that it is what I always dreamed it might be: a weapon. I am sure that it can be one of the decisive weapons of our time.
9 Some actors are little better than strolling psychopaths.

#Trademark
1 Credited with creating the "angry young man" prototype in theatre and later, cinema.


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