Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1936-09-20 (84 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Rhiwbina, Wales

42 Movies · 38 TV shows

Biography

Andrew Wynford Davies (; born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Bleak House and War & Peace. He was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2002.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Sanditon

Sanditon

8
2019
The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to a fishing village trying to become a seaside resort.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics

Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics

2018
The classics are turned into prime-time television by Andrew Davies. The influence of his childhood in Wales is explored in the profile.
TV
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

7
2018
France was founded in 1814. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law back on his trail. Inspector Javert p...

2016.

1 TV show
TV
War and Peace

War and Peace

7.25
2016
The story centered on the love triangle between Pierre Bezukhov,Natasha Rostova, and Andrei Bolkonsky, and was set during the reign of Alexander I.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Poet in New York

A Poet in New York

2014
Dylan Thomas had a drinking problem and went to New York for the last time in 1953. He was on his way to New York to get some attention, but what was he doing?
TV
Quirke

Quirke

7
2014
Quirke is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into fascinating places as he investigates sudden deaths in 1950s Dublin. His pleasures in life are ...
Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate

Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate

2014
To find out how and why Hepburn became one of the most famous actresses in the glamorous world of cinema, take a peek behind the scenes of the golden era of Hollywood.

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

7.25
2013
Mr. The story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's is told in Selfridge. In 1909 London, when women were enjoying a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gord...
TV
House of Cards

House of Cards

6.26
2013
The story of House of Cards is about a ruthless and cunning politician and his wife who will stop at nothing to get what they want. In D.C., there is a dark world of greed, sex and corruption.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

7
2011
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the Fren...
TV
South Riding

South Riding

5.71
2011
In a passionate tale of politics in small places, the lives and loves of a 1930s Yorkshire town were explored. After twenty years teaching in London and the Empire, Sarah Burton returned to Yorkshire ...

2010.

1 TV show

2009.

1 Movie
Sleep With Me

Sleep With Me

2009
A couple are torn apart when a French woman enters their loves and starts playing with them.

2008.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Affinity

Affinity

2008
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. She's most interested in a medium....
TV
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

6
2008
Amy Dorrit is looking after her father who is in a London prison. Arthur Clennam, Amy's employer's son, returns from overseas to solve a mystery in his family's past.
The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

8.25
2008
A tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compet...
Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

2008
The story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War is the basis of Brideshead Revisited.
TV
Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

4.75
2008
Elinor Dashwood warned her sister that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo when she fell in love with John Willoughby. Elinor is sensitive to social convention and struggles ...

2007.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

2007
When Esther Davies offered to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Hill, she cheerfully accepted. Brown is a madam who recruits her to wait on gentlemen.
A Room with a View

A Room with a View

2007
Lucy and her chaperone embark on a tour. Lucy is with a group of people. They both surprise her. Cecil Vyse is Lucy's focus when she is in England. Will Lucy be brave when it comes to love?
TV
Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

2007
Two parts of a TV drama based on a novel. The story of a young country girl who falls into prostitution is set in the 18th century.
The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

2007
The English comic novel was written by George and Weedon Grossmith. Over a period of 15 months, the diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, his wife, son, and many friends and a...
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

1
2007
A young woman's penchant for Gothic novels can lead to misunderstandings.

2006.

1 Movie
The Chatterley Affair

The Chatterley Affair

2006
The publishers of D.H are being tried under the Obscene Publications Act. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's lover' was a sensation in 1960. The movie follows two fictional jurors, who become passionate lo...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Falling

Falling

2005
Henry Kent is willing to take care of Daisy Langrish's garden. The relationship develops. Kent is not fooling anyone but Daisy.
TV
Bleak House

Bleak House

2005
The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the famous case of Jarndyce vs. If it can ever be brought to...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

5.62
2004
It's becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark. She has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life after discovering that he's a conservative voter.
TV
He Knew He Was Right

He Knew He Was Right

6.67
2004
The novel was turned into a TV show. A man directed it.

2003.

1 Movie
Boudica

Boudica

2003
The Celtic queen shook the Roman Empire. One of history's first and fiercest women warriors is Boudica. The king of the Iceni accepted a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe's continued in...

2002.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

2002
A revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor are all in love with the young and beautiful Lara. Their lives are intertwined with the drama of the revolution in Russia. Doctor Zhivago is still married to ano...
TV
Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

8
2002
A tempestuous tale of love and life as a naïve girl discovers both romance and pain in the hidden, decadent world of bohemian London in the 1890s. Nan Astley embarks on a voyage of emotional and sexua...
TV
Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

5.28
2002
Andrew Davies adapted the George Eliot novel into a British television drama. The first three parts of the serial were broadcast. Hugh Dancy, Hugh Bonneville, and Jodhi May were all in the same show. ...
Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

2002
Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Othello

Othello

2001
The British TV production of "Occupy" is a rethinking of Shakespeare's play, but still retaining the original's power. The London of the near future is a crime-ridden metropolis that is torn apart by ...
The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama

2001
A British spy was sent to Panama after he had an affair with an ambassador's mistress. He connected with a local tailor with a bad past and connections to all of the top politicians and mobsters in Pa...
Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

5.58
2001
A snobbish lawyer and a chaoticBridget Jones end up in the same world.
TV
The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

6.5
2001
The story of Victorian power and corruption is set in the 1870s. Within weeks of his arrival in London, Augustus Melmotte announces a railway is to be built from Salt Lake City to the Gulf of Mexico a...

2000.

1 Movie
Take a Girl Like You

Take a Girl Like You

2000
In the 1950s, it follows the progress of a young woman named Jenny who moved from her family home in the North of England to teach in a London suburb. Jenny is a traditional Northern working-class gir...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters

6
1999
The four part serial is based on the novel Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story by Elizabeth Gaskell. The changes that occur in Molly's life after her widowed father chooses to remarry is the focus ...

1998.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Getting Hurt

Getting Hurt

1998
The safe, secure, boring life of Charlie Cross, a wealthy, successful solicitor is irretrievably shattered when he embarks on an illicit, passionate affair with the beautiful, mysterious Viola whom he...
A Rather English Marriage

A Rather English Marriage

1998
A squadron leader and a retired milkman move in together after they are both widowed on the same night. Their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival of an attractive woman with a hidden agen...
B. Monkey

B. Monkey

1998
The secret life of "B" was unknown to Alan Furnace when he first met her. The top thief-for-hire in London is called Monkey. Beatrice decided to reform because of Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chi...
TV
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

1
1998
Becky Sharp is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Emma

Emma

6
1996
She has a strict sense of propriety. She ends up grieving because she insists on dating a less assertive friend. Through the words of Mr. The example of a woman. Knightley is a fictional character. Em...
TV
Wilderness

Wilderness

1996
When the moon is full, Alice White locks herself away and becomes a she-wolf.
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

1996
In her filthy cell in Newgate prison, she tells her story. After her mother is transported, she is born in the gaol and raised by a kindly mayor and his wife. She married a duller brother, Robin, who ...

1995.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

1995
Three girlhood friends at college share first loves, first kisses, and first betrayals. The best-looking boy is at the center of it all. Is it possible to catch the biggest fish in the pond?
Pride and Prejudice: From Page to Screen

Pride and Prejudice: From Page to Screen

1995
A making of featurette about the translation of the classic Jane Austen-novel into a screenplay, filled with interviews with the director, the screenwriter, leading make up, costume and others.
TV
The Final Cut

The Final Cut

1995
Urquhart wants to secure his legacy on the international stage, but faces threats both from abroad and at home.
TV
Game On

Game On

1995
In its tales of the sexual adventures and misadventures of three twenty-somethings living under the same roof, a 1990s flat-share sitcom featured more than a dash of crudity. Matthew is a landlord who...
TV
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

7.2
1995
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr...

1994.

1 Movie
A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart

A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart

1994
There is a collection of short stories from the cult collectionDIRTY FAXES.

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Harnessing Peacocks

Harnessing Peacocks

1993
The story of a woman forced to make a new life for herself in a Cornish seaside town is a warm, funny and romantic one. Andrew Davies wrote Harnessing Peacocks.
Anna Lee: Headcase

Anna Lee: Headcase

1993
A bright, pretty and determined young girl named Anna Lee quits the police department in search of adventure, and joins a small and somewhat stuffy detective agency, whose members don't look particula...
TV
To Play the King

To Play the King

1993
The new king has a populist agenda.

1992.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Old Devils

The Old Devils

1992
An adaptation of a novel about a group of friends in retirement. Alun Weaver is a celebrated London-based writer. After returning to Wales with his wife Rhiannon, he reconnected with old friends who s...
TV
Anglo Saxon Attitudes

Anglo Saxon Attitudes

1992
A creature of habit, Gerald Middleton likes to have his daily routine undisturbed. Gerald's life and work are starting to lose meaning because of his separation from his wife and disapproval of his yo...
A Very Polish Practice

A Very Polish Practice

1992
Andrew Davies' brilliant series A Very Peculiar Practice is a continuation of Screen One. Dr. Even though he feels settled in Poland with his wife and son, he soon finds things to be just as tumultuou...

1991.

1 Movie
Filipina Dreamgirls

Filipina Dreamgirls

1991
Several men from Wales travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. Most of the Englishmen return with a new bride because none of the women ...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
House of Cards

House of Cards

6
1990
The chief whip is going to revenge against his colleagues.

1989.

2 Movies
A Private Life

A Private Life

1989
They were unable to marry in South Africa because she was classified as coloured. Their son Paul will suffer when he is unable to marry his white girlfriend because they live in a mixed neighborhood.
Ball-Trap On The Cote Sauvage

Ball-Trap On The Cote Sauvage

1989
Joe and Sarah Marriot are a couple of European campers who have pitched their tent for a little R and R at a campsite in France. The Marriots have a lot of people watching them and the other families ...

1988.

1 Movie
Consuming Passions

Consuming Passions

1988
Adapted from a play written by two Monty Python vets, this toothy satire begins with a tragic accident at a chocolate factory when Ian Littleton accidentally knocks several employees into a huge choco...

1987.

1 Movie
Inappropriate Behaviour

Inappropriate Behaviour

1987
Difficult children are taught by Jo. Helen is one of the most rebel students. Who will learn the most?

1986.

1 TV show
TV
A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

1986
A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.

1981.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Dark Towers

Dark Towers

1981
Dark Towers is part of the Look and Read series. Tracy and Edward are the main characters in the series. They are trying to stop a group from stealing the treasures of Dark Towers.
Bavarian Night

Bavarian Night

1981
The headmaster of St Peter's Primary School decided to hire a band to liven up the parents' social.

1980.

1 TV show
TV
To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

1980
After barely surviving the trenches of World War I, an embittered young soldier takes a teaching post at an elite boarding school. It is an unlikely job for a Welsh miner's son without a degree, but D...

1978.

1 Movie
Fearless Frank

Fearless Frank

1978
Frank Harris was a cowboy in the Old West, friend to the famous in the literary world, essayist and critic, and seducer of beautiful women.

1976.

1 Movie
The Signalman

The Signalman

1976
"The Signal-Man" is a short story by Charles Dickens. The story was adapted by Andrew Davies as the sixth Ghost Story for Christmas, with Denholm Elliott starring as the signalman and Bernard Lloyd as...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
A Ghost Story for Christmas

A Ghost Story for Christmas

1971
A Ghost Story for Christmas is a strand of annual British short television films originally broadcast on BBC One from 1971 to 1978, and later revived in 2005 on BBC Four. With one exception, the origi...

1970.

1 TV show
TV
Play for Today

Play for Today

1970
Play for Today was a British anthology drama series that aired on the BBC from 1970 to 1984. More than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and...

1965.

1 TV show
TV
Thirty-Minute Theatre

Thirty-Minute Theatre

1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television between 1965 and 1973, which was used in part at least as a training ground for new writers, on account of its...

1964.

1 TV show
TV
The Wednesday Play

The Wednesday Play

1964
The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. The plays were usually written for television, although adaptations from other so...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 5 TV shows
TV
Billy Webb's Amazing Stories

Billy Webb's Amazing Stories

Billy Webb's Amazing Stories is a 1991 CBBC mini series, continuing the story of Billy Webb, a character in the book the series was based on, Alfonso Bonzo. In this series, every episode starts with ...
TV
Alfonso Bonzo

Alfonso Bonzo

Alfonso Bonzo is a 1986 children's book by Andrew Davies and a 1990 children's television mini-series adapted from the book by the author. The series starred Alex Jennings as Alfonso Bonzo and Scott R...
TV
A Room with a View

A Room with a View

A Room with a View is televised adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel, A Room with a View, written by Andrew Davies. It was announced in 2006 and filmed in the summer of 2007. A Room with a View was bro...
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