I’ve always been a big fan of the works of Ken Follett, both his historical novels and his thrillers. They’re not the thinnest books usually, so one really needs to set some time aside to read one. Spoiler alert: They’re all worth it!
Several of his works have been turned into movies and miniseries (albeit with mixed results). Here’s a list of all movies and miniseries based on works by Ken Follett:
|movie/miniserie||release year||based on||notes|
|Fall of Giants||unknown||Fall of Giants||a work in progress?|
|a Dangerous fortune||2016||a Dangerous fortune|
|World without end||2012||World without end|
|the Pillars of the Earth||2010||the Pillars of the Earth||Ken Follett has a cameo as a merchant.|
|the Third Twin||1997||the Third Twin||Ken Follett has a cameo as a manservant.|
|Red Eagle||1994||Lie down with lions|
|On wings of eagles||1986||On Wings of Eagles|
|the Key to Rebecca||1985||the Key to Rebecca|
|Eye of the Needle||1981||Eye of the Needle|
|Capricorn One||1977||Capricorn One||This is not a movie based on a work by Ken Follett, but a novelization by Ken Follett (using the pseudonym Bernard L. Ross) of the film.|
Which one is your favourite movie/miniseries? Are there any novels by Ken Follett which you would like to see turned into a movie/miniseries?