William Denis Johnston Net Worth

William Denis Johnston Net Worth is
$3 Million

William Denis Johnston Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

(William) Denis Johnston (18 June 1901 – 8 August 1984) was an Irish writer. Born in Dublin, he wrote mostly plays, but also works of literary criticism, a book-length biographical essay of Jonathan Swift, a memoir and an eccentric work of philosophy. He also worked as a war correspondent, and as both a radio and television producer for the BBC. His first play, The Old Lady Says No!, helped establish the worldwide reputation of the Dublin Gate Theatre; his second, The Moon in the Yellow River, has been performed around the globe in numerous productions featuring such actors as Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Errol Flynn, although not all in the same production. He played a minor role in the 1935 film version of John Millington Synge's Riders to the Sea.Johnston was a protégé of WB Yeats and Shaw, and had a stormy friendship with Sean O'Casey. He was a pioneer of television and war reporting. He worked as a lawyer in the 1920s and 1930s before joining the BBC as a writer and producer, first in radio and then in the fledgling television service. During the Second World War he served as a BBC war correspondent, reporting from El Alamein to Buchenwald. For this he was awarded an OBE 1945. He then became Director of Programmes for the television service.Johnston later moved to the United States and taught at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and other universities. He kept extensive diaries throughout his life, now deposited in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, and these together with his many articles and essays give a distinctive picture of his times and the people he knew. He received honorary degrees from the University of Ulster and Mount Holyoke College and was a member of Aosdána.His daughter Jennifer Johnston is a respected novelist and playwright.[1]

Date Of BirthJune 18, 1901
Place Of BirthDublin, Ireland
ProfessionProducer, Writer, Director
Star SignGemini
1He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to radio war reporting.
2Father of Jennifer Johnston


The King of Spain's Daughter1939TV Movie producer
Death at Newtown-Stewart1939TV Movie producer
The Moon in the Yellow River1938TV Movie producer
The Last Voyage of Captain Grant1938TV Movie producer
Storm Over Wicklow1938TV Movie producer
St. Simeon Stylites1938TV Movie producer
Guests of the Nation1935producer
The Unthinking Lobster1948TV Short producer
Death at Newtownstewart1948TV Movie producer
Weep for the Cyclops1947TV Movie producer
The Queen of Spades1946TV Movie producer
Picture Page1938-1946TV Series producer - 4 episodes
The Parnell Commission1939TV Movie producer
In Search of Valour1939TV Movie producer
The Advantages of Paternity1939TV Movie producer
Dance Without Music1939TV Movie producer


Festival1964TV Series 1 episode
Armchair Theatre1960TV Series writer - 1 episode
ITV Play of the Week1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1954TV Series 1 episode
The Call to Arms1949TV Short story
The Unthinking Lobster1948TV Short writer
Death at Newtownstewart1948TV Movie writer
The Moon in the Yellow River1947TV Movie play
Weep for the Cyclops1947TV Movie
The Parnell Commission1939TV Movie
Death at Newtown-Stewart1939TV Movie compiled by
The Moon in the Yellow River1938TV Movie by
The Last Voyage of Captain Grant1938TV Movie adaptation
Ourselves Alone1936screen play - as Dennis Johnston


Sea Fever1946TV Movie
Guests of the Nation1935


Riders to the Sea1935ShortMichael (as Denis Johnstone)


The True Story of Lilli Marlene1944Documentary short

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