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David Ambrose

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David Ambrose
Born (1943-02-21) 21 February 1943 (age 78)
Chorley, England
OccupationNovelist and screenwriter
LanguageEnglish
NationalityBritish
Alma materMerton College, Oxford
Notable works
  • Novel: Mother of God, Macmillan, 1995
  • Screenplays: Year of the Gun (1991); The French Revolution (1989); Taffin (1988)
  • Chief Writer: Justice and Hadleigh
  • TV Drama Writer: Nanny's Boy (1976), A Variety of Passion (1975), Goose with Pepper (1975)
Notable awardsScreenplay for The Survivor won the Best Script award at the International Film Festival of Catalonia
SpouseLauren Ambrose
Website
davidambrose.com

David Edwin Ambrose (born 21 February 1943) is a British novelist and screenwriter whose credits include at least 20 Hollywood films, three stage plays, and many hours of television, including the controversial Alternative 3. He was born in Chorley, England, and attended Blackburn Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford.[1] He is married to artist Laurence Ambrose and lives in Switzerland.

Early Life

His screenplay for The Survivor (directed by David Hemmings) won the Best Script award at the International Film Festival of Catalonia.

Novels

Short stories

Films

  • Year of the Gun (1991) – screenplay
  • The French Revolution (1989) – screenplay
  • Taffin (1988) – screenplay
  • D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) – screenplay
  • Blackout (1985) – screenplay
  • Amityville 3-D (1983) – screenplay (as William Wales)
  • The Final Countdown (1980) – story, screenplay
  • The Survivor (1980) – screenplay
  • A Dangerous Summer (1980) – screenplay
  • A Man Called Intrepid (1979) – screenplay
  • The Fifth Musketeer (1974) – screenplay

TV specials

TV feature-length films

  • Remembrance (1996) – screenplay
  • Fall From Grace (1994) – screenplay
  • Comeback (1987) – screenplay/director
  • Disaster on the Coastliner (1979) – screenplay

TV series

TV drama (UK)

  • Nanny's Boy (1976) – writer
  • A Variety of Passion (1975) – writer
  • Goose with Pepper (1975) – writer
  • Love Me to Death (1974) – writer
  • Reckoning Day (1973) – writer
  • When the Music Stops (1972) – writer
  • The Professional (1972) – writer
  • The Undoing (1970) – writer
  • The Innocent Ceremony (1970) – writer
  • Public Face (1969) – writer

Stage plays

References

  1. ^ Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 539.
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