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J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), Crash (1996) and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970). He was married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England.

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Birth date: November 15, 1930, Shanghai International Settlement
Death date: April 19, 2009, London, United Kingdom
Birth place: Shanghai, China
Profession:Writer, Actor
Movies:Crash, Empire of the Sun, High-Rise, Low Flying Aircraft, Crystal World, Home

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1His novel "Empire of the Sun" (1984), which was turned in to a film of the same name in 1987, was semi-autobiographical. He was interned in a Japanese prison camp near Shanghai during World War II, although he was not separated from his parents as depicted in the book and film.
2Father of television executive Beatrice Ballard.
3Was revealed that he declined a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) honor for "services to literature" in 2003. He told The Sunday Times, "Thousands of medals are given out in the name of a non-existent empire. It makes us look a laughing stock and encourages deference to the crown. I think it is exploited by politicians and always has been." [December 2003]
4His novel "Crash" (1973) was rejected by a publishing house reader who wrote, "This author is beyond psychiatric help. Do Not Publish!"
5Studied medicine at Cambridge but never practiced; studied English for a year at London University; joined the Royal Air Force.



High-Rise2015novel "High Rise"
Ceiling Unlimited2012Short short story
Home2003TV Movie short story
Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude2002story
The Atrocity Exhibition2000novel "The Atrocity Exhibition"
Crash1996novel "Crash"
Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers1994writings
Minus One1991Short story
Empire of the Sun1987novel "Empire of the Sun"
Resan till Orion1986Short story
Billenium1974TV Movie novel
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth1970treatment by - as J.B. Ballard
Jackanory1966TV Series story - 1 episode
Out of the Unknown1965TV Series story - 1 episode



Empire of the Sun1987Guest at Masquerade Party (uncredited)



The 100 Greatest War Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
London Orbital2002DocumentaryHimself
J.G. Ballard: The Future Is Now1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tourist1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Drug-Taking and the Arts1993DocumentaryHimself (author)
Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moving Pictures: J G Ballard1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Book Four1982-1984TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee

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1In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.
2The future is going to be boring. The suburbanisation of the planet will continue, and the suburbanisation of the soul will follow soon after.

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