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Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH, (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene had acquired a reputation early in his own lifetime as a great writer, both of serious Catholic novels and of thrillers (or "entertainments " as he termed them); however, even though short listed in 1967, he was never awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through 67 years of writings which invluded over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world through a Catholic perspective.Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a Roman Catholic novelist rather than as a novelist who happened to be Catholic, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels: Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair; which are regarded as "the gold standard" of the Catholic novel. Several works such as The Confidential Agent, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage.Greene was born into a large, influential family that included the owners of the Greene King Brewery. He was born in and boarded at Berkhamsted School in Hertfordshire, England, where his father taught and became head master. He was unhappy at the school, and attempted suicide several times. He went up to Balliol College, Oxford to study history, where while an undergraduate he published his first work in 1925, a poorly received volume of poetry, Babbling April. After graduating Greene worked for a period of time as a private tutor and then turned to journalism – first on the Nottingham Journal, and then as a sub-editor on The Times. He converted to Catholicism in 1926, after meeting his future wife, Vivien Dayrell-Browning. He published his first novel, The Man Within, in 1929; favourable reception enabled him to work full-time as a novelist. He supplemented his novelist's income with freelance journalism, book and film reviews. His 1937 film review of Wee Willie Winkie, for the British journal Night and Day, which commented on the nine-year-old star, Shirley Temple's sexuality, provoked Twentieth Century Fox to sue, which prompted Greene to live in Mexico until after the trial was over. While in Mexico, Greene developed the ideas for the novel considered his masterpiece, The Power and the Glory. Greene originally divided his fiction into two genres: thrillers such as The Ministry of Fear, which he described as entertainments, often with notable philosophic edges; and literary works, such as The Power and the Glory, which he described as novels, on which he thought his literary reputation was to be based.Greene suffered from bipolar disorder, which had a profound effect on his writing and personal life. In a letter t Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 2, 1904
Birth place: Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Death date: April 3, 1991
Height:1.79 m
Profession:Novelist, Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Literary critic, Playwright
Education:Berkhamsted School, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Nationality:British
Spouse:Vivien Greene m. 1927-1991
Children:Francis Hugh Greene, Lucy Greene
Parents:Charles Henry Greene, Marion Raymond Greene
Siblings:Hugh Greene, Elisabeth Greene, Alice Marion Greene, Raymond Greene, John A. Leonard, William Herbert Greene
Movies:The Third Man, The Fallen Idol, Saint Joan, 21 Days, more
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was diagnosed with Manic Depression, now known as Bipolar Disorder.
2Great-uncle of filmmaker Nicholas Greene, producer of 'Travels With My Aunt' (2011).
3Son of Henry Graham Greene and Marion Raymond Greene.
4Brother of Alice Marion (b. 1896), William Herbert (b. 1898), Charles Raymond (b. 1901) and Hugh Carleton (1910-1987).
5Father of Lucy Greene (b. 1933) and Francis Hugh Greene (b. 1936).
6He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
7Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 202-211. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
8Was nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as author of Best Play nominee "The Potting Shed."
9He allegedly declined an O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in 1956 but accepted the Companion of Honour in 1966 and Order of Merit in the 1984.
10His brother, Sir Hugh Carleton Greene (b. 1910), was in the 30s correspondent for the Daily Telegraph in Germany, from 1940 on head of BBC's German service, organized after 2nd world war the new broadcasting structure in the British Zone of Germany, much of eastern Europe and Malta, became 1958 head of BBC News and from 1960 to 1969 even Director General of BBC.
11Lived openly with his mistress during the last part of his life.
12He and his wife both were famous Roman Catholic converts.


Quotes

#Quote
1Perhaps it is only in childhood that books have any deep influence on our lives. In childhood all books are books of divination, telling us about the future, and like the fortune teller who sees a long journey in the cards or death by water, they influence the future.
2[writing in 1990] "I have somehow in the last years lost all my interest in films and I don't think I have seen one for the last nearly ten years."
3[on Fred Astaire] "The nearest we are ever likely to get to a human Mickey Mouse."
4For an actor, success is simply delayed failure.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
1949NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ScreenplayThe Fallen Idol (1948)
1948International AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ScreenplayThe Fallen Idol (1948)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ScreenwriterThe Quiet American (2002)· Christopher Hampton
2000USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe End of the Affair (1999)· Neil Jordan (screenwriter)
1950OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, ScreenplayThe Fallen Idol (1948)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Place Off the Edgware Road2013Short story
Secrets of the Content2010Short
Brighton Rock2010novel "Brighton Rock"
The End of the Party2006Short short story
The Quiet American2002novel
Double Take2001story "Across the Bridge"
The End of the Affair1999novel
This Gun for Hire1991TV Movie novel "A Gun For Hire"
Honorární konzul1991TV Movie novel
Strike It Rich1990novel "Loser Takes All"
Primera función1989TV Series author - 1 episode
The Tenth Man1988TV Movie novel
Great Performances1987TV Series novel - 1 episode
May We Borrow Your Husband?1986TV Movie story
Dr. Fischer of Geneva1984TV Movie novel "Dr. Fischer of Geneva: The Bomb Party"
Il nocciolo della questione1983TV Series novel
Beyond the Limit1983novel "The Honorary Consul"
A Shocking Accident1982Short short story
Estudio 11982TV Series novel - 1 episode
Los exclusivos del Nueve1982TV Series 1 episode
Celebrity Playhouse1981TV Series 1 episode
Au théâtre ce soir1980TV Series play "The Complaisant Lover" - 1 episode
Il treno per Istambul1980TV Mini-Series novel "Orient Express" - 4 episodes
The Human Factor1979novel
Late Night Story1978TV Series short written by - 1 episode
Shades of Greene1975-1976TV Series story - 18 episodes
El teatro1974TV Series 1 episode
Noche de teatro1974TV Series novel "The Power and the Glory" - 1 episode
England Made Me1973novel
Travels with My Aunt1972novel
Yarali kurt1972novel "A Gun for Hire"
Das Herz aller Dinge1971TV Movie novel "The Heart of the Matter"
Alta comedia1971TV Series 1 episode
Una pistola in vendita1970TV Mini-Series novel "A Gun for Sale" - 3 episodes
La fine dell'avventura1969TV Mini-Series novel "The End of the Affair"
The Comedians1967novel "The Comedians" / screenplay
Den nøysomme elsker1967TV Movie based on original story
Pelon talo1966TV Movie play "The Living Room"
Quinta colonna1966TV Mini-Series novel
Der letzte Raum1966TV Movie play "The Living Room"
Thursday Theatre1965TV Series play - 1 episode
The Third ManTV Series character - 46 episodes, 1959 - 1965 novel - 27 episodes, 1959 - 1965 writer - 5 episodes, 1962
About Religion1964TV Series poetry and prose - 1 episode
Studio 4TV Series novel "Orient Express" - 1 episode, 1962 story - 1 episode, 1962
Günes dogmasin1961novel "A Gun for Hire"
The Power and the Glory1961TV Movie novel
The Complaisant Lover1961TV Movie play
Play of the WeekTV Series play - 1 episode, 1961 novel - 1 episode, 1959
The Unforeseen1960TV Series script - 1 episode
Our Man in Havana1959novel and screenplay
The DuPont Show of the Month1959TV Series story "The Basement Room" - 1 episode
Verschlossene Räume1958TV Movie play "The Living Room"
The Quiet American1958novel
Das Geheimnis1957TV Movie play
Short Cut to Hell1957novel "A Gun for Sale"
Across the Bridge1957story "Across the Bridge"
The Power and the Glory1957TV Movie novel
Saint Joan1957
Die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit1957TV Movie novel
Loser Takes All1956
H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre1956TV Series play "The Living Room" - 1 episode
The End of the Affair1955from the novel by
La mano dello straniero1954story
The Heart of the Matter1953novel "The Heart of the Matter"
Studio One in Hollywood1951TV Series story - 1 episode
The Third Man1949by / screen play
The Fallen Idol1948screenplay / story "The Basement Room"
Brighton Rock1947from the novel by / screenplay
The Fugitive1947novel "The Labyrinthine Ways" also published as "The Power and The Glory"
The Smugglers1947novel "The Man Within"
Confidential Agent1945novel
Ministry of Fear1944novel
Went the Day Well?1942story
This Gun for Hire1942based on the novel by
The New Britain1940Short commentary
21 Days Together1940scenario
The Green Cockatoo1937story and scenario
The Future's in the Air1937Documentary short
Orient Express1934novel

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Day for Night1973L'assureur anglais (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La mano dello straniero1954producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene2013DocumentaryHimself
Omnibus1968TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comedians in Africa1967Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shadowing the Third Man2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death1996TV Movie documentary
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

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