David Butler

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Date of Birth November 12, 1927
Place of Birth Scotland
Date of Death May 27, 2006 (78)
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David Butler (screenwriter)

David Dalrymple Butler was a Scottish writer of numerous screenplays and teleplays who won a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He specialized in period-piece drama and is particularly remembered for a string of hit British television shows, including Within These Walls, Lillie, We'll Meet Again and Edward the Seventh, as well as for his acting, most specifically as Dr. Nick Williams on British television's first medical soap opera, Emergency - Ward 10 in 1960–62.

Born: David Butler, November 12, 1927, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: May 27, 2006, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Writers Branch)
Years active: 1961–1992
Spouse(s): Norma Ronald (1959–1966, divorced), Mary McPhail (1969–2006, his death)
Children: Two daughters
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About David Butler

Scottish screenwriter, most famous for writing 1976's Voyage of the Damned, which garnered him an Oscar nomination.

David Butler Before Fame

He originally wanted to be an actor and supported himself through his writing.

Achievement of David Butler

He won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special for his work on 1986's Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy.

David Butler Family Life

He was married to Mary McPhail until his death.

Associations of David Butler

His teleplay for The Duchess of Duke Street featured Gemma Jones.

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  • 20th-century Scottish male actors
  • Scottish male stage actors
  • 20th-century British dramatists and playwrights
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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