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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl headshot


Date of Birth:13 September 1916, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Date of Death:23 November 1990, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (leukemia)

Height:6' 6" (1.98 m)

Trademarks:Gluttonous characters: Augustus Gloop from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Bruno Jenkins from The Witches, Boggis from Fantastic Mr Fox and Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda. Main characters are often children. Villains are often adults who hate children Orphans; James from James and the Giant Peach, the main character from The Witches and Sophie from The BFG. His villains are often extremely ugly His books all contain illustrations by Quentin Blake Often made up nonsense words like "Mugglewump", "Vermicious Knids", "Oompa Loompa", "Fleshlump eater", etc. Protagonists who escape abusive adults through fantastical or unbelievable means Bizarre, dark sense of humor


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Directed By: Steven Spielberg Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 22nd July 2016 Age Rating: PG Runtime: 117 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

The Witches

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 16th October 2020 Age Rating: TBC Language: English Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Matthew Warchus Starring: Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 25th November 2022 Age Rating: TBC Language: Unknown Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Paul King Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Keegan-Michael Key...
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 8th December 2023 Age Rating: TBC Language: English Next Showing: In 361 cinemas on Friday 8th December 2023. View Listings
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