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Jack Whittingham (1910–1972)

Jack Whittingham was born on August 2, 1910 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Thunderball (1965), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Birthday Present (1957). He was married to Margot Isobel Gough. He died on July 3, 1972 in Valletta, Malta. See full bio »


(age 61) in Valletta, Malta

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 1983 Never Say Never Again (based on an original story by)
 1965 Thunderball (original screenplay) / (original story)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series) (screenplay by - 2 episodes)
- The Big Fix (1964) ... (screenplay by)
- The Rhyme and the Reason (1964) ... (screenplay by)
 1964 Paylasilmayan sevgili (screenplay "The Divided Heart" - uncredited)
 1963 Torpedo Bay (screenplay)
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (adaptation - 3 episodes)
- The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King (1962) ... (adaptation)
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Under the Lake (1961) ... (screenplay)
- The Key (1960) ... (screenplay)
 1957 The Birthday Present (written by)
 1954 The Divided Heart (written by)
 1954 West of Zanzibar (screenplay)
 1952 Crash of Silence (screenplay)
 1952 The Stranger in Between (screenplay)
 1952 I Believe in You (screenplay)
 1951 Pool of London (original screenplay)
 1950 Cage of Gold (from an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1950 The Dancing Years (screen play)
 1948 Counterblast
 1947 Green Fingers (screenplay)
 1946 Lisbon Story
 1945 Waltz Time
 1945 Twilight Hour
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye (screen play)
 1943 Escape to Danger (writer)
 1939 Clouds Over Europe (original story)
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After a court battle with Ian Fleming over his novel Thunderball, Whittingham received "based on a story by ..." credit in subsequent editions.

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Educated at Charterhouse School and later Lincoln College, Oxford. See more »

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