Willy Russell

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Birthday
23, 1947
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Liverpool, England

About

English playwright who wrote works like Educating Rita, Blood Brothers, and Our Day Out. He was the winner of multiple Laurence Olivier Awards.

Before Fame

He was a women's hairdresser who ran his own salon.

Trivia

He received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for both Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

Family Life

His parents worked for book publishers. He married Annie Russell.

Associated With

His first novel, The Wrong Boy, tells the story of a 19-year-old boy who writes letters to his hero, Morrissey.