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Roald Dahl

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IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001094/

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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UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 2nd December 2022

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

March-May 2023
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Matilda poster
Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:complete

Next Showing:

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Unknown
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The BFG

6.5 / 41512 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 22nd July 2016
The BFG poster
Contains mild threat. Suitable for 8 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 13th August 2020.
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Directed by:

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 57 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

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The Witches

Unrated

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 16th October 2020
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Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

In 3 cinemas on Sunday 31st October 2021 view the list. According to our cinema listings this may be the last showing.

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Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Language:

English

Runtime:

Unknown

Movie Synopsis:

Tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe - undercover - to carry out her nefarious plans.

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UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 17th March 2023

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

June-September 2023
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Wonka poster
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Current Status:complete

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Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Unknown

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Unknown

Movie Synopsis:

The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

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