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Ben Elton

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Born May 3, 1959 in Catford, South London, Ben Elton began life as a member of an upper-class academic family. During the war his family had been forced to flee Prague when Hitler invaded. In Godalming Grammar School young Elton participated in amateur dramatics and wrote his first play when he was vis mere fifteen years old. He later attended Manchester University and earned a degree in drama. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1980. Joining Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in the Comedy Store in Leicester Square in London, Elton soon became one of the regular masters of ceremony. He continued to do stand-up in order to perform his own material. Soon, however, he branched out into plays, novels, and films. His first novel, Stark (1989), sold well in Britain and Australia. Popcorn, published in 1996, opened as a play in April 1997 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for best comedy in 1998. (Bowker Author Biography) Ben Elton is the author of four previous novels, Stark, Gridlock, This Other Eden, and Popcorn. He lives with his wife in London. (Bowker Author Biography) Ben Elton has written the British comedy series The Young Ones. His novels include Popcorn. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Ben Elton

Dead Famous (2001) 1,479 eksemplarer
Popcorn (1996) 1,174 eksemplarer
Stark: En økologisk thriller (1989) 1,055 eksemplarer
High Society (2002) 956 eksemplarer
Past Mortem (2004) 914 eksemplarer
Inconceivable (1999) 867 eksemplarer
The First Casualty (2005) 845 eksemplarer
Gridlock (1991) 790 eksemplarer
Blast from the Past (1988) 751 eksemplarer
Blind Faith (2007) 742 eksemplarer
This Other Eden (1993) 674 eksemplarer
Chart Throb (2006) 656 eksemplarer
I kamp mod tiden (2014) — Forfatter — 534 eksemplarer
Two Brothers (2012) 354 eksemplarer
Meltdown (1900) 323 eksemplarer
Bachelor Boys: Young Ones Book (1984) 158 eksemplarer
Black Adder: The Complete Collection (1970) 147 eksemplarer
Identity Crisis (2019) 129 eksemplarer
Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean: The Complete Set (2003) — Screenwriter — 103 eksemplarer
Blackadder the Third [1987 TV series] (1987) — Screenwriter — 56 eksemplarer
Gasping (1990) 46 eksemplarer
Black Adder II [1986 TV series] (1986) — Screenwriter — 44 eksemplarer
Love Never Dies [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 37 eksemplarer
Black Adder Goes Forth [1989 TV series] (2001) — Screenwriter — 35 eksemplarer
All Is True [2018 film] (2018) — Screenwriter — 27 eksemplarer
Blackadder's Christmas Carol [1988 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 27 eksemplarer
Blackadder Goes Forth (BBC Radio Collection) (1995) — Forfatter — 25 eksemplarer
Blackadder - Back and Forth (2000) 17 eksemplarer
Ben Elton Plays: 1 (1998) 15 eksemplarer
Silly Cow (1993) 14 eksemplarer
Upstart crow (2018) 13 eksemplarer
Blackadder II (BBC Radio Collection) (1995) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Black Adder II: Parte the Second (1992) 11 eksemplarer
Maybe Baby [2000 film] (2000) — Director — 8 eksemplarer
Very Live, Tour De Force 1993 (1999) 5 eksemplarer
The Man From Auntie 2 (1995) 3 eksemplarer
The Best Bits of Mr. Bean [1995 TV episode] (1996) — Screenwriter — 3 eksemplarer
Three Summers [2017 film] — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Live 1989 (1997) 2 eksemplarer
The First Victim 2 eksemplarer
Une Jolie Bombe (2003) 1 eksemplar
Pervaia zhertva : roman (2009) 1 eksemplar
Ben Elton Live 1989 1 eksemplar
Motorvation 1 eksemplar
Uncontrollable (2009) 1 eksemplar
Motormouth and Motorvation (1994) 1 eksemplar

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Historie om en engelsk politimand, der bliver militærnægter og kastet i fængsel med kriminelle, som han selv har fået sat ind. Redder livet ved at skulle opklare en sag for efterretningstjenesten ved fronten i Frankrig. Får her krigen på nærmeste hånd og får afprøvet sine meninger. Mange historiske facts bliver flettet ind på en gumpetung måde og historien fungerer ikke helt.
 
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Noget af en pageturner, men ikke særlig velskrevet. Personerne er ikke overbevisende. Men der bliver fortalt hele historien fra begyndelsen af 30´erne i Tyskland til 50´erne i Østtyskland og England. Hurtig læst.
 
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