George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

writer, director, actor

George Bernard Shaw was born on Jul 26, 1856 in UK [now Republic of Ireland]. George Bernard Shaw's big-screen debut came with Kanske en gentleman directed by Ragnar Arvedson in 1935. George Bernard Shaw is known for National Theatre Live: Saint Joan directed by Josie Rourke, Gemma Arterton stars as Joan and Fisayo Akinade as The Dauphin. The most recent award George Bernard Shaw achieved is Academy Awards, USA. The upcoming new movie George Bernard Shaw plays is The Billionaire which will be released on Sep 10, 2020.

The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. Warren's Profession" in 1893 to "The Apple Cart" in 1929. His works have been revived on Broadway from 1894 to 2010. His most famous work in the 21st Century is My Fair Lady (1964), the musical adaptation of Pygmalion (1938).A Shavian drama (his reputation was so great, he had his own adjective ascribed to his works) had a biting social critique leavened by humor. According to his Nobel Prize citation, "His ideas were those of a somewhat abstract logical radicalism; hence they were far from new, but they received from him a new definiteness and brilliance. In him these ideas combined with a ready wit, a complete absence of respect for any kind of convention, and the merriest humor - all gathered together in an extravagance which has scarcely ever before appeared in literature."He was a major international celebrity and a force in British politics, being a charter member of the Fabian Society. The Fabians were committed to democratic socialism, that is, using parliamentary mechanisms to encourage a gradual adoption of socialist policies through political reform rather than revolution.

  • Birthday

    Jul 26, 1856
  • Place of Birth

    Dublin, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland]

Known For


2 wins & 0 nominations

Academy Awards, USA
Best Writing, Screenplay
Winner - Oscar
Nobel Prize
"for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being ... More
Winner - Nobel Prize in Literature