Nigel Kneale

(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.

In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association.

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.

Kneale wrote original scripts and also adapted works by genre writers such as George Orwell and H. G. Wells.