My family and other philandering feuding drunkards: As Gerald Durrell's magical memoirs are turned into TV's latest feelgood Sunday night drama, the spectacularly dysfunctional reality you WON'T Oct 17, 1987 TV series based on the autobiographical novel by Gerald Durrell, the naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist, which tells the story of his family settling on Corfu island in 1933 after his father's untimely death.
Dec 27, 2005 Gerald Durrell was a worldfamous zoologist, whose passion for nature and animals began with this move to Corfu. Nature is revealed in all of her fascinating, gorgeous mystery in this film's meticulous cinematography. My Family and Other Animals: Tenyearold Gerald Durrell arrives on sundrenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the islands faunafrom toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckoswhile reveling in the joyous chaos of Naturalist, Zookeeper and Writer.
He was the brother of writer Lawrence Durrell. His bestknown book is My Family and Other Animals. Also he wrote Birds, Beasts, and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. He founded the Jersey Zoological Park on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1958. In 1982, he My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrells familys experiences, from the many eccentric hangerson to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.
Author Gerald Durrell's childhood memoir comes to life in this Masterpiece Theater presentation starring Academy Awardnominee Imelda Staunton and detailing the journey of an eccentric family who This production of" My Family and Other Animals" is superb and true to the characters and the sentimental yet not maudalin memories recorded by the younger Durrell. The actors were beautifully cast. I've NEVER seen a better child actor than the one who portrays Gerry.
My Family and Other Animals is a 2005 television film written by Simon Nye and directed by Sheree Folkson. The film is based on the autobiographical book of the same title written by Gerald Durrell, in which he describes a series of anecdotes relating to his family's stay on Corfu from, when he was aged 1014. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods.
In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans Gerald" Gerry" Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925. The true story of prominent naturalist Gerald Durrell's stay on the Greek island of Corfu in the 1930's when he was a child. Gerry (Darren Redmayne) is the youngest member of his eccentric family, and at the time the story starts already a keen nature enthusiast.