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Willis Hall (6 April 1929 – 7 March 2005) was an English playwright and radio and television writer who drew on his working class Leeds roots in much of his material.
Total Books: 116
His most famous creation was probably Billy Liar (1960), co-written with life-long friend and collaborator Keith Waterhouse, and based on the latter's novel. Hall's rise to prominence had originated from his play about British soldiers in the Malayan jungle The Long and the Short and the Tall (1959).He also wrote a book called Henry Hollins and the Dinosaur.
He wrote more than a dozen children's books, including a series about a family called the Hollins who meet a vegetarian vampire called Count Alucard. He also wrote 40 radio and television plays, as well as contributing to many TV series, including The Return of the Antelope and Minder .
He wrote a musical about the scarecrow Worzel Gummidge, and others based on the books Treasure Island and The Wind in the Willows.
He was married for a time to the actress Jill Bennett; the marriage ended in divorce. He subsequently married Dorothy Kingsmill. That relationship also ended. In 1973 he was married for the final time to the actress and author Valerie Shute.
Willis Hall died aged 75 in Ilkley, Yorkshire. He had been a member of the Magic Circle and used his skills and knowledge in the Count Alucard books.