Dennis Potter
Date of Birth
May 17, 1935
Birth Place:
Forest of Dean, Gloucester, England


Certainly one of British television's more colorful characters, playwright, screenwriter, and director Dennis Potter thrived on controversy. Unlike the standard realistic dramas of his peers, Potter's programs complexly blended his personal reminiscence with fantasy and the gritty realities of ordinary British life such as can be seen in his six-part musical drama Pennies From Heaven (1978)....