George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950) was a novelist and the author of two notable political novels, 1984 (1949) and Animal Farm (1945).
- In Episode 3339 of Sesame Street (1995), one of the books checked out from the library by Count von Count, is 1984.
- In Episode 3343 from the same season, Sir John Feelgood is headed to a production of Animal Farm, where he will pretend to be a pig.
- Eddie Albert played Winston Smith in the Studio One TV play "1984" (1953)
- David Buck played Winston Smith in "The World of George Orwell: 1984" on Theatre 625 (1965)
- Lorne Greene played O'Brien in the Studio One TV play "1984" (1953)
- John Hurt played Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984, film)
- Toby Jones played Squealer in Animal Farm (2013, BBC Radio)
- Ben Kingsley read Animal Farm in ten parts on Book at Bedtime (BBC Radio, 1995)
- Dieter Kursawe played various animals in in Animal Farm (1981, German radio)
- Inge Meysel played Molly in Animal Farm (1948, German radio)
- Bill Nighy read Animal Farm in five parts on Book at Bedtime (BBC Radio, 2003)
- Joseph O'Conor played O'Brien in "The World of George Orwell: 1984" on Theatre 625 (1965)
- Edgar Ott played Parsons in 1984 (1977, German radio)
- Vincent Price played Winston Smith in "Nineteen Eighty-Four on Lux Radio Theater (Australian radio, 1955)
- Cyril Shaps played Goldstein in Nineteen Eight-Four (1965, BBC Radio) and Symes in "The World of George Orwell: 1984" on Theatre 625 (1965)
- Tom Sturridge played Winston in 1984 (2017, Broadway play)
- John Vernon voiced Big Brother in 1984 (1956, film)
- Mogens von Gadow played Squeaker in Animal Farm (1981, German radio)