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Keith Waterhouse (1929–2009)

Keith Waterhouse was born on February 6, 1929 in Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Keith Spencer Waterhouse. He was a writer, known for Billy Liar (1963), A Kind of Loving (1962) and Whistle Down the Wind (1961). He died on September 4, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 80) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

Known For

Billy Liar Writer
(1963)
(1962)
(1961)
The Valiant Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 2001 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Posluszna wdowa (2001) ... (play)
 1999 Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (TV Movie) (play)
  Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (written by - 6 episodes, 1987)
- The Bestest Scarecrow (1989) ... (creator)
- Wattle Hearthbrush (1989) ... (creator)
- Aunt Sally, R.A. (1989) ... (creator)
- Runaway Train (1989) ... (creator)
- Dreams of Avarish (1989) ... (creator)
 1988 Andy Capp (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Anniversary Waltz (1988) ... (writer)
- Economy Drive (1988) ... (writer)
- Love Me or Leave Me (1988) ... (writer)
- Flo's New Frock (1988) ... (writer)
- The Sporting Life (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 The Great Paper Chase (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1985 Charters & Caldicott (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Play Up, Play Up (1985) ... (writer)
- Northern Lights (1985) ... (writer)
- Not Cricket (1985) ... (writer)
- Will the Real Jenny Beevers? (1985) ... (writer)
- Mix Well and Serve (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 This Office Life (TV Movie) (book)
 1983 The Happy Apple (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Lifetime Guarantee (1983) ... (writer)
- Never Knowingly Undersold (1983) ... (writer)
- Allow 28 Days for Delivery (1983) ... (writer)
- Money Back If Not Delighted (1983) ... (writer)
- Free Trial Offer (1983) ... (writer)
 1982 Leute gibt's (TV Movie)
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series) (writer - 30 episodes)
- Muvvers' Day (1981) ... (writer)
- Worzel's Birthday (1981) ... (writer)
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... (writer)
- Will the Real Aunty Sally...? (1981) ... (writer)
- Worzel in Revolt (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Kinderfeestje (TV Movie) (writer)
 1981 West End Tales (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Wagga Wagga Handicap (1981) ... (writer)
- A Really Good Watch (1981) ... (writer)
- Mug Punter (1981) ... (writer)
- Some You Lose (1981) ... (writer)
 1979 A Deadly Game (TV Movie) (written by)
  The Upchat Connection (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Will the Real Mike Upchat... (1978) ... (written by)
- A Game of Singles (1978) ... (writer)
- My Fair Lady (1978) ... (writer)
- The Homecoming (1978) ... (writer)
- Mystery Tour (1978) ... (writer)
 1978 Kinderparty (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1978 Saturday Sunday Monday (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  The Upchat Line (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1977) (writer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Home Is the Hunter (1977) ... (writer)
- One Good Turn (1977) ... (writer)
- The One That Got Away (1977) ... (writer)
- Albert's Benefit (1977) ... (written by)
- Casualty Ward (1977) ... (written by)
  The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (sketches written by - 1 episode, 1977) (script - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #16.4 (1977) ... (sketches written by)
- Episode #5.3 (1966) ... (script)
 1977 Let's Make a Musical (TV Series) (book of musical: The Card - 1 episode)
- The Card (1977) ... (book of musical: The Card)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bitter Suite/Entrance Fee/Public Lives (1977) ... (writer: Public Lives)
- Hearts and Flowers/Screen Night/Briefer Encounter (1977) ... (writer: Briefer Encounter)
 1977 The Punch Review (TV Series) (material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (material)
 1973-1974 Billy Liar (TV Series) (written by - 20 episodes)
- Billy and the Bedside Manner (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and the Scales of Justice (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and the New Life (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and a Little Learning (1974) ... (written by)
- Billy and the Birthday Treat (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There Is a Happy Land (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
 1973 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Special) (writer: "Billy Liar")
  Our Kid (TV Series) (deviser - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Last of the All-Rounders (1973) ... (deviser)
- Three's Company (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 The Upper Crusts (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Putting on the Ritz (1973) ... (writer)
- A Tradition of Service (1973) ... (writer)
- Sitting Pretty (1973) ... (writer)
- One Door Opens (1973) ... (writer)
- By Endeavour Alone (1973) ... (writer)
  Queenie's Castle (TV Series) (created and written by - 12 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (creator - 6 episodes, 1972)
- The Patter of Tiny Feet (1972) ... (creator)
- Mr Faintheart (1972) ... (creator)
- England Expects (1972) ... (creator)
- The One That Got Away (1972) ... (creator)
- New Broom (1972) ... (creator)
  Budgie (TV Series) (creator - 15 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (writer - 11 episodes, 1971)
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... (creator - writer)
- Brief Encounter (1972) ... (creator - writer)
- The Man Outside (1972) ... (creator - writer)
- The Outside Man (1972) ... (creator - writer)
- King for a Day (1972) ... (creator - writer)
 1971 Hallo, wer dort? (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Warmonger (1970) ... (writer)
 1968-1970 Inside George Webley (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- The Light Is Dark Enough (1970) ... (writer)
- A Muse of Fire (1970) ... (writer)
- Brief Encounter (1970) ... (writer)
- A Lovesome Thing (1970) ... (writer)
- A Lean and Hungry Look (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters! (writer)
 1968 According to Dora (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Creature Comforts (1968) ... (writer)
- Commerce and the Consumer (1968) ... (writer)
- Holidays and Leisure (1968) ... (writer)
- Love and Marriage (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Hudd and Bill Haley & His Comets (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 A Matter of Innocence (screenplay)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Come Laughing Home (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Torn Curtain (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1966 Millicent (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1966)
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Squat Betty (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I'll Get It in a Minute (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebration (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Sponge Room (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 First Night (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- How Many Angels (1964) ... (writer)
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sponge Room (1964)
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Studio '64: The Happy Moorings (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 The Winston Affair (screenplay)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (writer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.10 (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 West 11 (screenplay)
 1963 Billy Liar (novel) / (play) / (screenplay)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sponge Room (1963)
 1962 A Kind of Loving (screenplay)
 1962 The Valiant (screenplay)
  Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (novel - 1 episode, 1960)
- Celebration (1961) ... (play)
- Billy Liar (1960) ... (novel) / (play)
 1961 Whistle Down the Wind (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Jeffrey Bernard and his play, "Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell," was performed at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with James Bolam in the cast. Ned Sherrin was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 13 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I've always wanted to be what I have become, a journey-man writer...I was very influenced by Bennett and Priestley, who could turn their hands to anything. I never had any sort of program at all. See more »

Trivia:

Journalist, playwright, screenwriter and novelist, best known for the diverting novel "Billy Liar", the story of a Saturday in the life of a Walter Mitty-like undertaker's clerk. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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