Charles Dickens

BirthDay:

07 Feb 1812

BirthPlace:

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

BirthName:

Charles John Huffam Dickens

Bio:

Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start working in a factory, labeling bottles for six shillings a week. The economy eventually improved and Charles was able to go back to school. After leaving school, he started to work in a solicitor's office. He learned shorthand and started as a reporter working for the Morning Chronicle in courts of law and the House of Commons. In 1836 his first novel was published, "The Pickwick Papers". It was a success and was followed by more novels: "Oliver Twist" (1837), "Nicholas Nickleby" (1838-39) and "Barnaby Rudge" (1841). He traveled to America later that year and aroused the hostility of the American press by supporting the abolitionist (anti-slavery) movement. In 1858 he divorced his wife Catherine, who had borne him ten children. During the 1840s his social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage: novels like "David Copperfield" (1849-50), "A Tale of Two Cities" (1959) and "Great Expectations" (1860-61) only increased his fame and respect. His last novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", was never completed and was later published posthumously.
Filmography

Actor ( 1 credit )

Biography (1987)  Himself (photo) (1 episode, 1996)

Writer ( 232 credits )

Fitoor (2016) (novel)
A Christmas Carol, 50th Anniversary (2015) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (2015) (novel: "A Christmas Carol")
CineRama (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
Dickensian (2015) (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
Olivia Twist (2014) (novel)
Great Expectations (2012)
Magwitch (2012) (additional material)
The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby (2012) (5 episodes, 2012)
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2011)
Super Luigi0730 Brothers (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Canto di Natale (2010) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (2009) (novel)
Charles Dickens's England (2009) (writer)
Atop the Fourth Wall (2008) (1 episode, 2009)
Oliver Twist (2007) (unknown episodes)
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Ghostly Tale (2006) (novella "A Christmas Carol")
The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006) (2 episodes, 2007)
Oliver Twist (2005) (novel)
Bleak House (2005) (15 episodes, 2005)
Boy Called Twist (2004) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (2004)
El guardavías (2004)
Twist (2003) (novel "Oliver Twist")
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) (novel)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
Micawber (2001) (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Escape of the Artful Dodger (2001) (5 episodes, 2001)
Great Expectations (1998) (novel)
South Park (1997) (unknown episodes)
Les nouvelles aventures d'Oliver Twist (1997)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996) (2 episodes, 2000)
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) (unknown episodes)
Wishbone (1995) (1 episode, 1995)
Hard Times (1994) (1 episode, 1994)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993) (novel)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (1 episode, 1995)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1991) (novel "Oliver Twist")
Scrooged (1988)
Oliver & Company (1988) (additional story material) &
Tempos Difíceis (1988) (novel)
Little Dorrit (1987) (novel)
The New Adventures of Oliver (1987) (novel)
The Real Ghost Busters (1986) (unknown episodes)
The Pickwick Papers (1985) (12 episodes, 1985)
George Burns Comedy Week (1985) (unknown episodes)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1984) (novel)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by)
Storyboard (1983) (1 episode, 1989)
The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (1980) (13 episodes, 1980)
Hard Times (1977) (1 episode, 1977)
Mr. Quilp (1975) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1974) (novel)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) (unknown episodes)
Great Mysteries (1973) (1 episode, 1974)
2nd House (1973) (1 episode, 1975)
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) (1 episode, 2004)
Festival of Family Classics (1972) (1 episode, 1972)
Great Expectations (1971) (novel)
Scrooge (1970) (based on "A Christmas Carol" by)
Las grandes novelas (1970) (1 episode, 1971)
Bijli (1969) (novel)
Oliver! (1968) (screenplay)
Hora once (1968) (1 episode, 1972)
Il circolo Pickwick (1968) (unknown episodes)
The Danny Thomas Hour (1967) (1 episode, 1967)
Great Expectations (1967) (10 episodes, 1967)
David Copperfield (1966) (13 episodes, 1966)
Jackanory (1965) (1 episode, 1966)
A Tale of Two Cities (1965) (10 episodes, 1965)
Detective (1964) (1 episode, 1969)
Novela (1963) (29 episodes, 1965-1978)
A Loja de Antigüidades (1963) (1 episode, 1963)
O Velho Scrooge (1963) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
The Jetsons (1962) (1 episode, 1985)
Playdate (1961) (2 episodes, 1962)
As Grandes Esperanças (1961) (novel "Great Expectations")
Barnaby Rudge (1960) (13 episodes, 1960)
Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960) (4 episodes, 1961-1965)
Oliver Twist (1960) (1 episode, 1960)
A Christmas Carol (1960) (novel)
Great Expectations (1959) (13 episodes, 1959)
Bleak House (1959) (11 episodes, 1959)
Os irmãos Dombey (1959) (novel "Dombey and Son")
A Tale of Two Cities (1958) (by)
Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958) (1 episode, 1958)
Our Mutual Friend (1958) (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Le avventure di Nicola Nickleby (1958) (6 episodes, 1958)
David Copperfield (1958) (novel)
Perry Mason (1957) (unknown episodes)
Wagon Train (1957) (1 episode, 1960)
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957) (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Goodyear Theatre (1957) (1 episode, 1957)
Nicholas Nickleby (1957) (10 episodes, 1957)
Armchair Theatre (1956) (1 episode, 1959)
David Copperfield (1956) (13 episodes, 1956)
Matinee Theatre (1955) (1 episode, 1956)
ITV Television Playhouse (1955) (2 episodes, 1960-1963)
The Alcoa Hour (1955) (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lilli Palmer Theatre (1955) (1 episode, 1955)
Oliver Twist (1955)
Shower of Stars (1954) (1 episode, 1954)
Die Galerie der großen Detektive (1954) (1 episode, 1955)
It's Never Too Late (1953) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
General Electric Theater (1953) (1 episode, 1957)
Ponds Theater (1953) (1 episode, 1953)
The Plymouth Playhouse (1953) (2 episodes, 1953)
The Pickwick Papers (1952) (novel)
How Does It End? (1952) (1 episode, 1952)
The Pickwick Papers (1952) (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
Monodrama Theater (1952) (2 episodes, 1953)
A Christmas Carol (1951) (adapted from "A Christmas Carol")
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) (4 episodes, 1954)
Suspense (1949) (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Fireside Theatre (1949) (1 episode, 1951)
Family Theatre (1949) (1 episode, 1958)
Your Show Time (1949) (1 episode, 1949)
Oliver Twist (1948) (by)
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948) (1 episode, 1948)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947) (by)
Leyenda de Navidad (1947) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
Kraft Theatre (1947) (1 episode, 1952)
Great Expectations (1946) (by)
A Christmas Carol (1938) (as Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol)
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) (novel "A Tale of Two Cities")
Scrooge (1935) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
David Copperfield (1935) (by)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934) (novel)
Little Dorrit (1934) (novel "Little Dorrit")
Great Expectations (1934) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1933) (novel)
Le grillon du foyer (1933)
Rich Man's Folly (1931) (novel "Dombey and Son")
Scrooge (1928) (novel)
Bleak House (1926) (novel)
The Only Way (1925) (novel "A Tale of Two Cities")
Little Dorrit (1924) (novel)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1923) (story)
A Christmas Carol (1923) (novel)
David Copperfield (1922) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1922) (novel)
Le grillon du foyer (1922) (novel)
Store forventninger (1922) (novel)
Scrooge (1922) (story "A Christmas Carol")
Tense Moments from Great Plays (1922) (plays) (segments "Macbeth", "Merchant of Venice, The"
Tense Moments with Great Authors (1922) (novels) (segments "Nancy", "Fagin", "Scrooge", and "T
Bleak House (1922) (novel)
Fagin (1922) (novel)
Nancy (1922) (novel)
A Tale of Two Cities (1922) (novel)
Vor fælles Ven (1921) (novel)
Oliver Twist, Jr. (1921) (novel)
The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick (1921)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1921)
La bottega dell'antiquario (1921) (novel)
Die Geheimnisse von London - Die Tragödie eines Kindes (1920) (novel)
Bleak House (1920) (novel)
Little Dorrit (1920) (novel)
Twist Olivér (1919) (novel)
Dombey and Son (1919) (novel)
Jo the Crossing Sweeper (1918) (novel "Bleak House")
Klein Doortje (1917)
A Tale of Two Cities (1917) (novel "A Tale of Two Cities")
Great Expectations (1917) (novel)
The Right to Be Happy (1916) (story "A Christmas Carol")
Oliver Twist (1916)
Sverchok na pechi (1915) (story)
Barnaby Rudge (1915)
Hard Times (1915)
A Christmas Carol (1914) (story)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1914) (novel)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1914) (unfinished novel)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1914) (story)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1914) (story)
The Chimes (1914) (short story)
The Chimes (1914)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1913) (novel)
David Copperfield (1913) (novel)
The Pickwick Papers (Part Three) (1913) (novel)
Dolly Varden (1913) (novel)
Little Dorrit (1913) (novel)
Mr. Horatio Sparkins (1913) (story)
The Pickwick Papers (1913) (novel)
Old Scrooge (1913) (story "A Christmas Carol")
Pickwick Versus Bardell (1913) (novel)
Mr. Pickwick in a Double Bedded Room (1913) (novel)
Mrs. Corney Makes Tea (1913) (novel)
The Virtue of Rags (1912) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1912) (novel)
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgers (1912) (story)
Mr. Pickwick's Predicament (1912) (novel)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1912) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1912) (novel)
Nicholas Nickleby (1912) (novel)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1912) (novel)
David Copperfield (1911) (novel)
Eugene Wrayburn (1911) (story)
How Bella Was Won (1911) (novel)
A Tale of Two Cities (1911) (novel)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1911) (story)
Barnaby Rudge (1911) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1911) (novel)
Little Emily (1911) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (1910) (short story)
Love and the Law (1910) (novel)
Oliver Twist (1910) (novel)
A Yorkshire School (1910) (novel)
Jo the Crossing Sweeper (1910) (novel)
A Knight for a Night (1909) (story)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1909) (short story)
Oliver Twist (1909) (novel)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1909) (novel)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1909) (novel)
The Boy and the Convict. (1909) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (1908) (short story)
Oliver Twist (1907) (novel)
A Tale of Two Cities (1907) (novel)
A Modern Oliver Twist (1906) (novel)
Dolly Varden (1906) (novel)
Gabriel Grub (1904) (novel)
Nicholas Nickleby (1903) (novel)
Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901) (novel)
Mr. Pickwick's Christmas at Wardle's (1901) (novel)
The Death of Poor Joe (1901) (novel)
Mr. Bumble the Beadle (1898) (novel)
Death of Nancy Sykes (1897) (novel)
Twist (0) (characters)
The Guns of Christmas Past (0) (novel "A Christmas Carol")
Humbug (0) (novel)
A Christmas Carol (0) (based on the novel by)