Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Hugh Leonard Biography (1926-)
Born John Keyes Byrne, November 9, 1926, in Dublin, Ireland; married Paule Jacquet (a civil servant), May 28, 1955; children: Danielle. Addresses:HOME--Six Rossaun, Pilot View, Dalkey, Ireland. AGENT--Harvey Unna and Stephen Durbridge, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ, England.
- Birth Details
- November 9, 1926
- Dublin, Ireland
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Pallbearer, Da, FilmDallas, 1988.
- The Big Birthday, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1956.
- A Leap in the Dark, Abbey Theatre, 1957.
- Madigan's Lock, Globe Theatre, Dublin, 1958, then produced in London, 1963.
- A Walk on the Water, Eblana Theatre, Dublin, 1960.
- (adaptor) The Passion of Peter Ginty, Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1961.
- (adaptor) Stephen D.: A Play in Two Acts, Gate Theatre, 1962, then St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1963, later East 74th Street Theatre, New York City,1967, published by Evans, 1964.
- (adaptor) Dublin One, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, 1963.
- The Poker Session: A Play, Gate Theatre, 1963, then Globe Theatre, London, 1964, later Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1967, published by Evans, 1964.
- (adaptor) When the Saints Go Cycling In, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1965.
- Mick and Nick, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1966, revised as All the Nice People, Olney Theatre, Olney, MD, 1976, published as All the Nice People in Plays and Players 14 (December, 1966).
- The Au Pair Man, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1968, then Duchess Theatre, London, 1969, later Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1973, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1974.
- The Patrick Pearse Motel: A Comedy, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, then Queen'sTheatre, London, both 1971, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1971.
- Da: A Play in Two Acts, Olney Theatre, then Olympia Theatre, both 1973, later Hudson Guild Theatre, then Morosco Theatre, both New York City, 1978, published by Proscenium Press, 1975, then Samuel French, Inc., 1978, then in Da, Time Was, and A Life, Penguin, 1981.
- Summer: A Play, Olney Theatre, then Olympia Theatre, both 1974, later Watford Palace Theatre, London, 1979, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1979.
- Irishmen (also known as A Suburb of Babylon), Olney Theatre, 1975.
- Time Was, Abbey Theatre, 1976, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1980, then in Da, Time Was, and A Life, Penguin, 1981.
- A Life, Abbey Theatre, 1979, then Morosco Theatre, 1980, published in Da,Time Was, and A Life, Penguin, 1981.
- Also wrote The Italian Road, 1954; (adaptor) The Family Way, 1964; The Quick, and the Dead (double bill), 1967; The Barracks, 1969; (adaptor) Some ofMy Best Friends Are Husbands, 1976; (adaptor) Liam Liar, 1976; Moving Days, 1981; Pizzazz, 1985; The Mask of Moriarty, 1986.
- (With Lee Langley) Interlude, Columbia, 1968.
- Great Catherine, Warner Brothers, 1968.
- (with Terence Feel) Percy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.
- Our Miss Fred, EMI, 1972.
- Da, FilmDallas, 1988.
- Saki, 1962.
- Jezebel Ex-UK, 1963.
- The Hidden Truth, 1964.
- Undermind, 1964.
- Blackmail, 1965.
- Public Eye, 1965.
- The Liars, 1966.
- The Informer, 1966.
- Out of the Unknown, 1966-67.
- The Sinners, 1970-71.
- Me Mammy, 1970-71.
- Tales from the Lazy Acre, 1972.
- Father Brown, 1974.
- Also Sweeney.
- MINI-SERIES (adaptor) The Moonstone, BBC, 1972, then Masterpiece Theatre,PBS, 1972.
- (with James Saunders) Country Matters I, BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1975.
- Also (adaptor) Great Expectations, 1967; (adaptor) Wuthering Heights, 1967; (adaptor) Nicholas Nickleby, 1968; Parnell, 1988.
- "The Lodger" and "The Judge," Simeon, 1966.
- "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles," Conan Doyle, 1968.
- "P and O" and "Jane," Somerset Maugham, 1969-70.
- The Egg on the Face of the Tiger, Independent Television, 1968.
- (adaptor) Dombey and Son, BBC, 1969.
- Pandora, Granada Television, 1971.
- The Little World of Don Camillo, BBC, 1980.
- Also The Irish Boys, 1962; A Kind of Kingdom, 1963; A Triple Irish, 1964;The Second Wall, 1964; Realm of Error, 1964; My One True Love, 1964; The Late Arrival of Incoming Aircraft, 1964, published by Evans, 1968; Second Childhood, 1964; Do You Play Requests?, 1964; The View from the Obelisk, 1965; I Loved You Last Summer, 1965; Great Big Blond, 1965; Insurrection, 1966; The Retreat, 1966; Silent Song, 1966; A Time of Wolves and Tigers, 1967; Love Life,1967; No Such Thing As a Vampire, 1968; The Corpse Can't Play, 1968; A Man and His Mother-in-Law, 1968; Assassin, 1968; (with H.R. Keating) Hunt the Peacock, 1969; Talk of Angels, 1969; (adaptor) The Possessed, 1969.
- (Adaptor) A Sentimental Education, 1970; White Walls and Olive Green Carpets, 1971; The Removal Person, 1971; The Virgins, 1972; The Ghost of Christmas Present, 1972; The Trugh Game, 1972; The Sullen Sisters, 1972; (adaptor) The Watercress Girl, 1972; The Higgler, 1973; High Kampf, 1973; Milo O'Shea, 1973; Stone Cold Sober, 1973; The Bitter Pill, 1973; Another Fine Mess, 1973; Judgment Day, 1973; The Travelling Woman, 1973; London Belongs to Me, 1977; The Last Campaign, 1978; The Ring and the Rose, 1978; Strumpet City, 1979; Kill, 1982; Good Behaviour, 1982; O'Neill, 1983; Beyond the Pale, 1984.
- "Half the Agony" (essay), Plays and Players 10, (March, 1963).
- Leonard's Last Book (collected newspaper columns), Egotist Press, 1978.
- Home Before Night (autobiography), Andre Deutsch, 1979, then Atheneum, 1980.
- A Peculiar People and Other Foibles (collected newspaper columns), TansyBooks, 1979.
- Out After Dark (autobiography), 1988.