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Language  English
Education  University of Oxford
Spouse  Laurence Ambrose
Role  Novelist
Name  David Ambrose

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Born  1943 (age 71–72) Chorley, England
Occupation  Novelist and Screen Writer
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 awards  Screenplay for The Survivor won the Best Script award at the International Film Festival of Catalonia
Movies  The Final Countdown, La Revolution francaise, The Fifth Musketeer, Kampf um Rom I, A Dangerous Summer
Books  The Man Who Turned in, Hollywood lies, Meaningless Death, Ex, Cyber Killer
Similar People  Thomas Hunter, Gerry Davis, Don Taylor, Peter Douglas, Richard T Heffron

David ambrose


David 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. He is married to artist Laurence Ambrose and lives in Switzerland.

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

Novels

  • The Man Who Turned Into Himself, Jonathan Cape, 1993 (UK); reissued by MacMillan (Picador) in 2008
  • Mother of God, Macmillan, 1995 (UK); Simon & Schuster, 1996 (US)
  • Superstition, Macmillan, 1997 (UK); Warner Books, 1998 (US)
  • The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk, Macmillan, 2000 (UK)
  • Coincidence, Macmillan, 2001 (UK); Warner Books, 2002 (US)
  • A Memory of Demons, Macmillan, 2003 (UK); Pocket Books, 2004 (US)
  • Short stories

  • Hollywood Lies, Macmillan, 1996 (UK); Pan, 1998; Reprinted Pocket Books, 2008 (US)
  • 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

  • Alternative 3 (1977) – original screenplay
  • TV feature-length films

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

  • Justice – chief writer, two series
  • Hadleigh – chief writer, two series
  • Colditz – episodes
  • Public Eye – episodes
  • Oil Strike North – episodes
  • Orson Welles' Great Mysteries – episodes
  • 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

  • Siege (1972) Cambridge Theatre, London, with Alastair Sim, Stanley Holloway and Michael Bryant
  • Abra-Cadaver (1990), UK, with Frank Langella
  • Restoration Comedy (1991), Oxford
  • References

    David Ambrose Wikipedia


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