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David Storey obituary | Stage | The Guardian

David Storey, who has died aged 83, was an unusual literary figure in being as well known for writing novels as he was for writing plays, never claiming that one discipline was harder or easier than the other, but achieving distinction in both, often overlapping, fields. He sprang to prominence with his first novel, This Sporting Life, in 1960; his 1963 movie adaptation, directed by Lindsay Anderson, and starring Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts, was an outstanding…

Source: David Storey obituary | Stage | The Guardian

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2 comments on “David Storey obituary | Stage | The Guardian

  1. beetleypete
    04/02/2017

    I never got to see much of his stage work, but I did read This Sporting Life, and see the film of the same name. One of those ‘gritty brits’ i referenced in an article on a film website.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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