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Also Known As: Died: May 8, 2013
Born: July 22, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stratford-at-Bow, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1970:
Angered folks at EMI by taking time to make "The Raging Moon/Long Ago Tomorrow", even though he worked on film without pay
1969:
Appointed chief of production and managing director of Associated British (EMI)
1992:
Collaborated on screenplay (with William Boyd and Goldman) for Attenborough's biopic "Chaplin"; ninth feature with Attenborough
1980:
Directed first TV drama, "Jessie", starring Nanette Newman
1980:
Directed Peter O'Toole in Old Vic stage production of "Macbeth"
1955:
First screenplay credit, Jose Ferrer's "The Cockleshell Heroes"
1951:
Moved to Hollywood with first wife Constance Smith and acted in Raoul Walsh's "The World in His Arms" (1952) before returning to England alone the following year
1967:
Produced, directed and wrote "The Whisperers", a tour de force for Dame Edith Evans who garnered a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1961:
Acted in "The Guns of Navarone"
1990:
Adapted novel "The Endless Game" as a Showtime TV movie; also directed; reunited with George Segal
1942:
Became a "question master" on a BBC radio quiz program, Junior Brains Trust
:
Briefly the fashion critic for SPECTATOR and also wrote for PICTUREGOER (under various pseudonyms)
1969:
Directed Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer and Evans in "The Madwoman of Chaillot", misfire screen version of the Jean Girdeaux' play
1980:
Initial collaboration with Roger Moore, the English segment of the episodic feature "Sunday Lovers"
1965:
On his second more successful trip to Hollywood, directed "King Rat", adapted from the James Clavell novel; starred George Segal
1973:
Produced and directed two British TV biographies, "I Caught Acting Like the Measles" (Dame Edith Evans) and "Goodbye Norma Jean, and Other Things" (Elton John)
1964:
Produced, wrote and directed "Seance on a Wet Afternoon", adapted from a novel by Mark McShane; starred Attenborough (who also produced) and Kim Stanley, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award
1971:
Resigned post at EMI
1945:
Served in British Army, first in the Intelligence Corps and then in the Combined Forces Entertainment Unit
1953:
Wrote article about himself ("Behind the Forbes Frown") under pseudonym of Paul Ridgway
1962:
Wrote, directed and played a small part in "The L-Shaped Room", based on Lynne Reid Banks' novel; star Leslie Caron received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1948:
Acted on stage in "Gathering Storm"
1974:
Directed "The Stepford Wives" from a screenplay by William Goldman and adapted from the Ira Levin novel
1961:
Got first directorial assignment, "Whistle Down the Wind", when Green dropped out; starred Hayley Mills and Alan Bates and was based on a novel by Mills' mother Mary Haley Bell
1959:
Joined forces with Richard Attenborough to form a production company called Beaver Films
1960:
Wrote, co-produced and acted in "The Angry Silence", directed by Guy Green and starring Attenborough
1978:
Wrote, produced and directed "International Velvet", a sequel to 1944's "National Velvet" with wife Nanette Newman as the adult Velvet Brown
1985:
Adapted and directed Sidney Sheldon's novel "The Naked Face", starring Moore
1973:
Began as director of Capital Radio
1966:
Bombed with his second film for Columbia, "The Wrong Box"
1948:
Film actor in "The Small Back Room"
1980:
Wrote screenplay for "Hopscotch", starring Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson; from novel by Brian Garfield

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