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David Butler (screenwriter) (David Dalrymple Butler) was born on 12 November, 1927 in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Discover David Butler (screenwriter)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 79 years old?

Popular As David Dalrymple Butler
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Age 79 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 12 November 1927
Birthday 12 November
Birthplace Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date of death (2006-05-27) London, England, United Kingdom
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is David Butler (screenwriter)’s Wife?

His wife is Norma Ronald (1959–1966; divorced) – Mary McPhail (1969–2006; his death)

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Wife Norma Ronald (1959–1966; divorced) – Mary McPhail (1969–2006; his death)
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Children Two daughters

David Butler (screenwriter) Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Circumstances also permitted an occasional return to acting, as in his own teleplays of the 1974–78 prison television series Within These Walls, in some episodes of which he played the penal institution chaplain, Rev. Henry Prentice. During this time, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his historical screenplay of 1976’s Voyage of the Damned, depicting the 1939 attempt by 937 Jews to escape the looming Holocaust via a ship traveling from Hitler’s Germany to Havana, but denied permission to disembark in Cuba or in the United States.


By 1971, he had mostly given up acting and began to devote all of his energies to turning out teleplays. One of his first successes in the historical genre was 1972’s The Strauss Family followed by many other productions, including The Duchess of Duke Street in 1976–77, 1978’s Disraeli, starring Ian McShane and his 1986 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy with Nicol Williamson in the title role.


He specialized in period-piece drama and is particularly remembered for a string of hit British television shows, including Within These Walls, Lillie, We’ll Meet Again and Edward the Seventh, as well as for his acting, most specifically as Dr. Nick Williams on British television’s first medical soap opera, Emergency – Ward 10 in 1960–62.


In 1959, he married actress Norma Ronald and, by the early 1960s, was supplementing his acting career with scriptwriting. Following a 1966 divorce, his 1969 marriage to Mary McPhail lasted for the remainder of his life and produced two daughters.


A native of the town of Larkhall in South Lanarkshire, Butler was born into a well-educated family, with his parents working as teachers. At the age of 18, as World War II came to an end, he enrolled at the University of St Andrews, but ultimately abandoned his studies before attaining a degree, upon becoming interested in acting with the university drama society. He subsequently trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began his performing career in West End revues. David completed his national service with the Royal Air Force during the Korean War, initially training as a pilot officer. Due to his poor eyesight, he ended up being posted to Singapore where he led jungle patrols against terrorists in Malaya in 1953. In 1956, at the age of 29, he played a prison officer in Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop production of Brendan Behan’s The Quare Fellow.


David Dalrymple Butler (12 November 1927 – 27 May 2006) was a Scottish writer of numerous screenplays and teleplays who won a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.