Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Highest Rated: 93% The Witches (1990)

Lowest Rated: 67% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1916

Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK

A major figure in children's literature, British writer Roald Dahl also excelled at crafting tales for adults, along with the occasional screenplay. During World War II, Dahl became a formidable young fighter pilot, and used those experiences as the basis for his earliest published writings, which included the children's book The Gremlins (1943). Dahl subsequently focused on distinctly non-kid-friendly stories that showcased his barbed dark humor. In the 1960s, he returned to literature for youngsters, penning fantastical classics such as James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964). Dahl also worked directly in film and television, writing for the macabre mystery series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (NBC, 1955-1965) and movies such as the Bond adventure "You Only Live Twice" (1967). In 1961, Dahl hosted the eerie TV show "Way Out" (CBS), and he later created the series "Tales of the Unexpected" (ITV, 1979-1988), both of which featured adaptations of his singularly sinister stories. Dahl continued to pen fiction for all ages until his death in 1990. His legacy endures, not only in his many beloved books, but also in their various film incarnations, which tend to be at least a little bit droll and unusual.




85% No Score Yet Revolting Rhymes Writer - 2016
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Writer $206.5M 2005
90% 73% Matilda Writer $33.1M 1996
91% 65% James and the Giant Peach Writer $28.9M 1996
93% 70% The Witches Writer $8.7M 1990
91% 87% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Writer,
- 1971
67% 71% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Screenwriter - 1968
73% 68% You Only Live Twice Writer - 1967


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Self,
1987-1988 1979-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Writer 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Writer 1960-1961 1958


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