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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1860-05-09

Day of Death 1937-06-19

Place of Birth Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, UK

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Also Known As

  • Sir James Barrie
  • James Barrie
  • James Matthew Barrie
  • James M. Barrie

Writing TV ShowsMovies

Peter Pan Novel
Come Away Characters
2015 Pan Characters
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Characters
2014 Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy Characters
2012 Secret of the Wings Characters
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Characters
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Characters
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Characters
2008 Tinker Bell Characters
2003 Peter Pan Theatre Play
2000 Peter Pan Writer
1991 Hook Author
1987 Peter Pan Novel
1975 The Little Minister Novel
1960 Peter Pan Writer
1957 The Admirable Crichton Original Story
1955 Peter Pan Original Story
1954 Forever Female Theatre Play
1953 Peter Pan Screenplay
1951 Darling, How Could You! Theatre Play
1934 What Every Woman Knows Original Story
1934 We're Not Dressing Theatre Play
1930 Seven Days' Leave Theatre Play
1921 What Every Woman Knows Theatre Play
1921 Sentimental Tommy Story
1919 Male and Female Theatre Play

Acting

1917 Masks and Faces

Crew

1936 As You Like It treatment

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