(1922 - 2006)
Thomas Nigel Kneale was a British screenwriter.
He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the British Film Award for Best Screenplay.
Predominantly a writer of suspense stories that included SF elements, he was best known for the creation of his character Professor Bernard Quatermass. Quatermass was a scientist who appeared in television, film, and radio productions written by Kneale between 1953 and 1996.