Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Movies and TV Shows

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roald Dahl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 9/13/1916 (107 years old)
  • Place of birth: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • nationality: British
  • height: 1.98 m
  • Net worth: $10,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
Wonka
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 72%
role:
Characters
Not available
2023

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
72%
Not available
Poison
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 69%
role:
Short Story
2023

Comedy

6.8
69%
The Rat Catcher
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 68%
role:
Short Story
2023

Comedy

6.5
68%
The Swan
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 71%
role:
Short Story
2023

Comedy

Drama

6.8
71%
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 73%
role:
Original Film Writer
2023

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
73%
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2022

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
69%
2020

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.4
64%
2017

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.0
65%
2017

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

4.6
68%
The BFG
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 62%
role:
Story
2016

Adventure

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.3
62%
2015

Comedy

Romance

6.9
68%
2009

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

7.9
78%
2005

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
71%
Matilda
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 71%
role:
Novel
1996

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
71%
1996

Adventure

Animation

Family

Music

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
65%
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The Witches
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 69%
role:
Novel
1990

Adventure

Family

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
69%
The BFG
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 65%
role:
Author
1989

Animation

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
65%
1971

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.8
75%
1968

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Music

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.9
68%
You Only Live Twice
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Screenplay
1967

Action

Adventure

Thriller

6.8
65%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Roald Dahl are, for example, Poison, The Rat Catcher and The Swan.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and Google Play.
The best StreamHint ratings are Fantastic Mr. Fox (7.9), The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (7.4) and Matilda (7.1).
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