James Clavell

Highest Rated: 95% The Fly (1958)
Lowest Rated: 60% The Satan Bug (1965)
Birthday: Oct 10, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of British Royal Navy Captain Sir Richard Clavell, James Clavell was commissioned into the British Royal Artillery at the outbreak of World War II, then spent most of the war in a Japanese POW camp. After the cessation of hostilities, Clavell overcame his bitterness by cultivating a fascination in the history and culture of Japan. Moving to the U.S. in 1953 to work on a TV project, Clavell launched his screenwriting career with the sci-fi masterwork The Fly (1958). With 1959's Five Gates to Hell, Clavell added producing and directing to his accomplishments; his biggest box-office hit as director was 1967's To Sir With Love. James Clavell's best-selling 1975 novel Shogun, a story of the first intervention by Caucasians into feudal Japan, was transformed four years later into one of the most popular TV miniseries ever produced.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet James Clavell's 'Noble House' Executive Producer 1988
83% Shogun Executive Producer 1980
No Score Yet The Last Valley Director Producer Screenwriter 1971
89% To Sir, With Love Director 1967
60% The Satan Bug Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet 633 Squadron Screenwriter 1964
94% The Great Escape Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon Screenwriter Director Producer 1960
No Score Yet Five Gates to Hell Screenwriter Director Producer 1959
No Score Yet Watusi Screenwriter 1959
95% The Fly Screenwriter 1958


No quotes approved yet.