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Born: May 2, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Broadstairs, Kent, England
1968:
Film acting debut as Benvolio in "Romeo and Juliet"
1975:
Co-starred opposite Isabelle Adjani in Truffaut's "L'Histoire d'Adele H/The Story of Adele H"
1975:
Gave up acting to concentrate on writing
1984:
First produced screenplay "The Killing Fields," directed by Roland Joffe
1986:
Film directorial debut, "Withnail & I"; also scripted; first collaboration with actor Richard E. Grant
1988:
Reteamed with Grant for "How to Get Ahead in Advertising"
1992:
Returned to directing with the thriller "Jennifer 8"
1998:
Published first novel, the semi-autobiographical <i>The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman</i>
1998:
Credited as co-screenwriter (with Wesley Strick) in "Return to Paradise"
1998:
Returned to acting, co-starring in "Still Crazy," directed by Brian Gibson
1999:
Scripted "In Dreams," directed by Neil Jordan
2000:
Penned first children's book <i>The Obvious Elephant </i>
2005:
Second children's book <i>Harold and the Duck</i>
2011:
Wrote the screenplay and directed "Rum Diary," based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson; starred Johnny Depp

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