James Matthew Barrie


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Noun1.James Matthew Barrie - Scottish dramatist and novelistJames Matthew Barrie - Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
The two large, early draws were The Little Minister by James Matthew Barrie, who four years later would write Peter Pan, followed four days later on October 12 by "Sherlock Holmes." This adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth was written, directed, and acted by the great American stage actor William Gillette (1853-1937).
Keep the tissues handy for a moving and wonderfully acted drama, in which Johnny Depp (pictured) plays Scottish author James Matthew Barrie. He befriends widow Kate Winslet and her family, who inspire him to create Peter Pan.
James Matthew Barrie once said, 'Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade'.
This would have had severe repercussions had the author, James Matthew Barrie, not bequeathed all rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street hospital in 1929.
The six-bedroom Victorian property in central London is opposite Kensington Gardens, where James Matthew Barrie met five boys who inspired his creation.