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Willy Russell

Willy Russell was born on August 23, 1947 in Whiston, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Shirley Valentine (1989), Educating Rita (1983) and Play for Today (1970). See full bio »

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Known For

(1989)
(1983)
(1975-1978)
A Time to Die Writer
(1982)

Filmography

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 2017 Our Day Out
 1996 Germans de sang (TV Movie) (play)
  Scene (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1975) (writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1993)
- Terraces (1993) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 2 (1978) ... (writer)
- Lies: Part 1 (1978) ... (writer)
- Break In (1975)
 1991 Färdknäpp (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Julie Walters and Friends (TV Movie) (written by)
 1990 Dancin' Thru the Dark (written by)
 1989 Shirley Valentine (play) / (screenplay)
 1988 Timmarna med Rita (TV Movie) (play "Educating Rita")
 1983 One Summer (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... (uncredited)
 1983 Educating Rita (play - uncredited) / (screenplay) / (stage play)
 1982 A Time to Die (screenplay - as William Russell)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Daughters of Albion (1979) ... (screenplay)
  Play for Today (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1975)
- Our Day Out (1978) ... (written by)
- The Death of a Young, Young Man (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (play "John, Paul, George, Ringo... and Bert" - 1 episode)
- John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert (1974) ... (play "John, Paul, George, Ringo... and Bert")
 1973 Second City Firsts (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "One for the Road," was performed at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Russ Abbot, Janet Dale, MIchael Angelis, and Elizabeth Bennett in the cast. William Gaunt was director. See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

William Russell
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Trivia:

In 2004, performed in a music group with fellow playwright Tim Firth. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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