Songs and Verse; Tim Burton's Charlie


Songs and Verse published; Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released; birth of Roald Dahl's seventh grandchild



In 2005, Songs and Verse - an anthology of Roald Dahl's poems, rhymes and verses - is published by Jonathan Cape.

Tim Burton directs a new film adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. The filmmakers donate a replica of the gates used in the film to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, home to Roald's archive and based in his hometown of Great Missenden, which opens its gates in June 2005. Also among the Museum's exhibits is the coat worn by Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka in the film. 

Also in 2005, Roald's seventh grandchild, Alexa Dahl - daughter of Roald's son Theo - is born.

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