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Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, with everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Williamson reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.

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Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, with everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Williamson reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.Atkins.

!!John Osborne works on this wiki:
'''Writer''':
* ''Theatre/TheEntertainer''
* ''Film/TomJones''
* ''Film/TheChargeOfTheLightBrigade

'''Actor''':
* ''Film/GetCarter''
* ''Film/FlashGordon''


Osborne followed ''Anger'' with several other successful works: ''Epitaph for George Dillon'' (written before ''Anger'', but not produced until afterwards), about a perpetually frustrated writer; ''The Entertainer'' (starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier in its original run), about a seedy musical hall entertainer whose family unravels along with his career; ''Luther'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a play about Martin Luther]] starring Creator/AlbertFinney; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', featuring Nicol Williamson as depressed, delusional barrister Bill Maitland; and ''A Patriot for Me'', another historical play about Austrian spy Alfred Redl.

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Osborne followed ''Anger'' with several other successful works: ''Epitaph for George Dillon'' (written before ''Anger'', but not produced until afterwards), about a perpetually frustrated writer; ''The Entertainer'' ''Theatre/TheEntertainer'' (starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier in its original run), about a seedy musical hall entertainer whose family unravels along with his career; ''Luther'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a play about Martin Luther]] starring Creator/AlbertFinney; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', featuring Nicol Williamson as depressed, delusional barrister Bill Maitland; and ''A Patriot for Me'', another historical play about Austrian spy Alfred Redl.


'''John James Osborne''' (12 December 1929 24 December 1994) was a British playwright, screenwriter and occasional actor. The original "Angry Young Man," he helped revolutionize modern theater with his harsh, unsparing looks at postwar England, especially his breakthrough hit, ''Look Back in Anger''.

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James Osborne''' Osborne (12 December 1929 24 December 1994) was a British playwright, screenwriter and occasional actor. The original "Angry Young Man," he helped revolutionize modern theater with his harsh, unsparing looks at postwar England, especially his breakthrough hit, ''Look Back in Anger''.


While Osborne continued writing well into the 1980s, his later works (''Hotel in Amsterdam'', ''Watch It Come Down'', ''Deja Vu'', a sequel to ''Anger'') didn't receive the same acclaim or attention. Osborne continued acting sporadically, with notable appearances in ''Film/GetCarter'' and ''Film/FlashGordon'', among others. He published two volumes of memoirs (''A Better Class of Person'' and ''Almost a Gentleman'') and died of complications from diabetes in 1994.

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While Osborne continued writing well into the 1980s, his later works (''Hotel in Amsterdam'', ''Watch It Come Down'', ''Deja Vu'', a sequel to ''Anger'') didn't receive the same acclaim or attention. Osborne continued acting sporadically, with notable appearances in ''Film/GetCarter'' and ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', among others. He published two volumes of memoirs (''A Better Class of Person'' and ''Almost a Gentleman'') and died of complications from diabetes in 1994.


Osborne's first two plays, ''The Devil Inside Me'' and ''Personal Enemy'', were produced in the mid-50s without much fanfare (though the latter, due to its depiction of [[RedScare McCarthyism]] and homosexual, encountered censorship issues). Then he met George Devine, producer of London's offbeat Royal Court Theatre. Devine commissioned Osborne for a play, and ''Look Back in Anger'', produced in 1956 and directed by Tony Richardson, was the result.

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Osborne's first two plays, ''The Devil Inside Me'' and ''Personal Enemy'', were produced in the mid-50s without much fanfare (though the latter, due to its depiction of [[RedScare McCarthyism]] and homosexual, homosexual content, encountered censorship issues). Then he met George Devine, producer of London's offbeat Royal Court Theatre. Devine commissioned Osborne for a play, and ''Look Back in Anger'', produced in 1956 and directed by Tony Richardson, was the result.



Osborne became as well-known for his explosive, often-violent temperament as his actual writings, fully embracing the Angry Young Man moniker. He quarreled frequently with collaborators, critics and fellow playwrights, and often published public letters criticizing English society. His most famous writing on this score, "Damn You England," attacked Britain's political and religious leadership for their role in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and nuclear arms race; he was arrested at a Committee for Nuclear Disarmament protest in 1961 with UsefulNotes/BertrandRussell, Creator/VanessaRedgrave, Creator/RobertBolt, and others. Later in life he became a supporter of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and redirected his anger at the Left.

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Osborne became as well-known for his explosive, often-violent temperament as his actual writings, fully embracing the Angry Young Man moniker. He quarreled frequently with collaborators, critics and fellow playwrights, and often published public letters criticizing English society. His most famous writing on this score, "Damn You England," attacked Britain's political and religious leadership for their role in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and nuclear arms race; he was arrested at a Committee for Nuclear Disarmament protest in 1961 with UsefulNotes/BertrandRussell, Creator/VanessaRedgrave, Creator/RobertBolt, and others. Later in life he became a supporter of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and redirected his anger at the Left.


Osborne became as well-known for his explosive, often-violent temperament as his actual writings. He quarreled frequently with collaborators, critics and fellow playwrights, and often published public letters criticizing English society. His most famous writing on this score, "Damn You England," attacked Britain's political and religious leadership for their role in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and nuclear arms race; he was arrested at a Committee for Nuclear Disarmament protest in 1961 with UsefulNotes/BertrandRussell, Creator/VanessaRedgrave, Creator/RobertBolt, and others.

Osborne was married five times: to actresses Pamela Martin and Mary Ure, to screenwriter and critic Penelope Gilliatt (with whom he had a daughter, Nolan), to actress Jill Bennett, and journalist Helen Dawson. He was often accused of misogyny both for the content of his plays (which rarely depicted women in sympathetic lights) and his relationships; in particular, he had an emotionally abusive marriage to Jill Bennett, even comparing her to Adolf Hitler upon the latter's suicide.

Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Williamson reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.

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Osborne became as well-known for his explosive, often-violent temperament as his actual writings.writings, fully embracing the Angry Young Man moniker. He quarreled frequently with collaborators, critics and fellow playwrights, and often published public letters criticizing English society. His most famous writing on this score, "Damn You England," attacked Britain's political and religious leadership for their role in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and nuclear arms race; he was arrested at a Committee for Nuclear Disarmament protest in 1961 with UsefulNotes/BertrandRussell, Creator/VanessaRedgrave, Creator/RobertBolt, and others.

others. Later in life he became a supporter of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and redirected his anger at the Left.

Osborne was married five times: to actresses Pamela Martin and Mary Ure, to screenwriter and critic Penelope Gilliatt (with whom he had a daughter, Nolan), to actress Jill Bennett, and journalist Helen Dawson. He was often accused of misogyny both for the content of his plays (which rarely depicted women in sympathetic lights) and his relationships; in particular, he had an emotionally abusive marriage to Jill Bennett, even comparing her to Adolf Hitler upon the latter's suicide. After his death, fellow playwright Anthony Creighton (who collaborated with Osborne on ''Epitaph for George Dillon'') claimed that he and Osborne had an affair in the mid-'50s, though Osborne's family denied it.

Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring with everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Williamson reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.


Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.

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Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason Williamson reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.


Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnlyAdaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.

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Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has been filmed numerous times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnlyAdaptation InNameOnly adaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Eileen Atkins.


Osborne followed ''Anger'' with several other successful works: ''Epitaph for George Dillon'' (written before ''Anger'', but not produced until afterwards), about a perpetually frustrated writer; ''The Entertainer'' (starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier in its original run), about a seedy musical hall entertainer whose family unravels along with his career; ''Luther'', a play about UsefulNotes/MartinLuther starring Creator/AlbertFinney; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', featuring Nicol Williamson as depressed, delusional barrister Bill Maitland; and ''A Patriot for Me'', another historical play about Austrian spy Alfred Redl.

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Osborne followed ''Anger'' with several other successful works: ''Epitaph for George Dillon'' (written before ''Anger'', but not produced until afterwards), about a perpetually frustrated writer; ''The Entertainer'' (starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier in its original run), about a seedy musical hall entertainer whose family unravels along with his career; ''Luther'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a play about UsefulNotes/MartinLuther Martin Luther]] starring Creator/AlbertFinney; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', featuring Nicol Williamson as depressed, delusional barrister Bill Maitland; and ''A Patriot for Me'', another historical play about Austrian spy Alfred Redl.



Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has inspired numerous films, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnlyAdaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Creator/EileenAtkins.

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Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has inspired been filmed numerous films, times, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnlyAdaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Creator/EileenAtkins.Eileen Atkins.

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'''John James Osborne''' (12 December 1929 24 December 1994) was a British playwright, screenwriter and occasional actor. The original "Angry Young Man," he helped revolutionize modern theater with his harsh, unsparing looks at postwar England, especially his breakthrough hit, ''Look Back in Anger''.

Osborne was the son of a copyright artist (who died when Osborne was twelve years old) and a Cockney barmaid, with whom he had a difficult, often hostile relationship. He attended Belmont College in Devon and briefly worked as a journalist before drifting into acting. While working as a repertory performer, he began writing and submitting his first plays.

Osborne's first two plays, ''The Devil Inside Me'' and ''Personal Enemy'', were produced in the mid-50s without much fanfare (though the latter, due to its depiction of [[RedScare McCarthyism]] and homosexual, encountered censorship issues). Then he met George Devine, producer of London's offbeat Royal Court Theatre. Devine commissioned Osborne for a play, and ''Look Back in Anger'', produced in 1956 and directed by Tony Richardson, was the result.

''Anger'' immediately gained notice, not all of it positive, for abandoning the "well-made play" structure prominent in British theater at time. Osborne chose instead to examine disillusioned, working class Britons using the violent, often profane language from his AntiHero, Jimmy Porter. Though the play (starring Kenneth Haigh, Alan Bates and Osborne's future wife, Mary Ure) received mixed critical reviews, it was a smashing success, provoking a massive, immediate shift in British films, theater and literature towards similarly downbeat examinations of postwar England.

Osborne followed ''Anger'' with several other successful works: ''Epitaph for George Dillon'' (written before ''Anger'', but not produced until afterwards), about a perpetually frustrated writer; ''The Entertainer'' (starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier in its original run), about a seedy musical hall entertainer whose family unravels along with his career; ''Luther'', a play about UsefulNotes/MartinLuther starring Creator/AlbertFinney; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', featuring Nicol Williamson as depressed, delusional barrister Bill Maitland; and ''A Patriot for Me'', another historical play about Austrian spy Alfred Redl.

Along with frequent collaborator Tony Richardson, Osborne cofounded Woodfall Studios, a major player in the British New Wave of the early '60s. Besides film adaptations of ''Look Back in Anger'' (starring Creator/RichardBurton) and ''The Entertainer'' (with Laurence Olivier reprising his stage role), they also collaborated on ''Film/TomJones'', which won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. However, their partnership unraveled during the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TheChargeOfTheLightBrigade''; Osborne refused Richardson's demands to rewrite his original script, and the two had a bitter falling out.

While Osborne continued writing well into the 1980s, his later works (''Hotel in Amsterdam'', ''Watch It Come Down'', ''Deja Vu'', a sequel to ''Anger'') didn't receive the same acclaim or attention. Osborne continued acting sporadically, with notable appearances in ''Film/GetCarter'' and ''Film/FlashGordon'', among others. He published two volumes of memoirs (''A Better Class of Person'' and ''Almost a Gentleman'') and died of complications from diabetes in 1994.

Osborne became as well-known for his explosive, often-violent temperament as his actual writings. He quarreled frequently with collaborators, critics and fellow playwrights, and often published public letters criticizing English society. His most famous writing on this score, "Damn You England," attacked Britain's political and religious leadership for their role in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and nuclear arms race; he was arrested at a Committee for Nuclear Disarmament protest in 1961 with UsefulNotes/BertrandRussell, Creator/VanessaRedgrave, Creator/RobertBolt, and others.

Osborne was married five times: to actresses Pamela Martin and Mary Ure, to screenwriter and critic Penelope Gilliatt (with whom he had a daughter, Nolan), to actress Jill Bennett, and journalist Helen Dawson. He was often accused of misogyny both for the content of his plays (which rarely depicted women in sympathetic lights) and his relationships; in particular, he had an emotionally abusive marriage to Jill Bennett, even comparing her to Adolf Hitler upon the latter's suicide.

Many of Osborne's works have received film adaptations. ''Look Back in Anger'' has inspired numerous films, featuring everyone from Richard Burton to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Creator/KennethBranagh as Jimmy Porter; two versions of ''The Entertainer'', one with Olivier and the other featuring Creator/JackLemmon; ''Inadmissible Evidence'', with Nicol Willimason reprising his stage role; and ''Luther'', starring Stacey Keach. Istvan Szabo's ''Colonel Redl'', starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, is an InNameOnlyAdaptation of ''A Patriot for Me''. Osborne's memoir, ''A Better Class of Person'', was adapted into a television film starring Creator/EileenAtkins.

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