Jack Pulman

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Jack Pulman
Born(1925-07-11)11 July 1925
Died20 May 1979(1979-05-20) (aged 53)[1]
OccupationScreenwriter, television writer

Jack Pulman (11 July 1925 – 20 May 1979) was an award-winning British television screenwriter, most famous for the critically acclaimed 1976 BBC television series, I, Claudius, based on the novels I Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves.[2][3]

Born and raised in London, Pulman was renowned as "adaptor-extraordinary," having written teleplays for such literary works as Jane Eyre, Crime and Punishment, David Copperfield, and War and Peace.

He died of a heart attack in London on 20 May 1979.[4] His last screenplay, Private Schulz, went into production after his death. His widow, Barbara Young, collected a posthumous writers award from The Royal Television Society for his work on the show in 1982.

He also wrote the screenplay for the 1970 film The Executioner.


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