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Wolf Mankowitz was a British playwright and screenwriter born in Bethnal Green, London, England on November 7th, 1924. In addition to his work in other films and in musical theater, Mankowitz wrote the screenplay for the 1960 Hammer Horror film The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll. In 1984, he wrote the dramatization for Antonia Fraser's story for the "Have a Nice Death" episode of Tales of the Unexpected (directed by William Slater). Wolf Mankowitz passed away in County Cork, Ireland on May 20th, 1998.

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  • Is also known for writing the screenplay for the James Bond film Dr. No.
  • Won the 1962 BAFTA award for Best British Screenplay for The Day the Earth Caught Fire, directed by Val Guest. [1]
  • Was under surveillance by MI5, Britain’s secret service agency, for more than 20 years after he married a known communist in 1944. [2]

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