Roald Dahl

  • Steven Spielberg to direct film on Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' April 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is set to direct the film adaptation of author Roald Dahl's children's book 'The BFG' for DreamWorks. The live-action film will be based on the fantastical tale of a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. Dahl's book, illustrated by Quentin Blake, was...
  • Hermione Granger named best screen role model January 7, 2013

    London: Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, has been voted the best big-screen role model in a poll of young film fans. The brainy student picked up 19 per cent of the votes, reported Daily Star online. It was followed by Charlie Bucket (16 per cent), who...
  • Dahl family seeks $800,000 to save writing hut September 14, 2011

    London: Roald Dahl's family has launched an $ 800,000 campaign to relocate the garden hut where the British children's author created classics including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach." Dahl, who died in 1990 aged 74, would go from his home in Great Missenden, northwest of...
  • Enid Blyton pips Rowling as UK's favourite author August 20, 2008

    London: In a poll outcome set to delight children worldwide, British adults have voted Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J K Rowling as their three favourite writers, putting them well ahead of authors of the critically acclaimed 'serious stuff'. A nationwide poll of adult British readers, commissioned to mark the 2008...
  • Magic of Roald Dahl lives on September 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Willy Wonka, Matilda, the Gremilns, all frolicking in the Neverland of his mind. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his imagination lives on. It’s his 90th birthday on Wednesday and this time round its special because it marks the first Roald Dahl day in the UK. Once upon...