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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 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)
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Dead Famous 1,420 copies, 28 reviews
Popcorn 1,116 copies, 20 reviews
Stark 994 copies, 14 reviews
High Society 901 copies, 8 reviews
Past Mortem 861 copies, 19 reviews
Inconceivable 833 copies, 14 reviews
The First Casualty 796 copies, 30 reviews
Gridlock 743 copies, 9 reviews
Blast from the Past 710 copies, 10 reviews
Blind Faith 700 copies, 35 reviews
This Other Eden 645 copies, 11 reviews
Chart Throb 622 copies, 28 reviews
Time and Time Again 455 copies, 21 reviews
Two Brothers: A Novel 317 copies, 16 reviews
Meltdown 293 copies, 11 reviews
Bachelor Boys: Young Ones Book 140 copies, 2 reviews
Identity Crisis 92 copies, 3 reviews
Black Adder: Remastered (The Ultimate Edition) (Screenwriter) 89 copies, 1 review
Blackadder the Third (Screenwriter) 42 copies, 1 review
Gasping 41 copies
Love Never Dies [2012 film] (Screenwriter) 33 copies
Blackadder's Christmas Carol [1988 film] (Screenwriter) 24 copies, 1 review
Silly Cow 12 copies
Maybe Baby [2000 film] (Director) 8 copies
Upstart crow 7 copies
The Best Bits of Mr. Bean [1995 TV episode] (Screenwriter) 3 copies, 1 review
Live 1989 2 copies
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