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Also Known As: Died: February 18, 1993
Born: Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director, producer, editor, British soldier

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English director and producer of both TV and film. Norman began as an editor in pre-war London. After the war he began an association with Ealing Studios, where he helmed "West of Zanzibar" (1954, as producer only); "The Shiralee" (1957, as director only); and "The Long Short and the Tall" (1961, as director only). In the early 60s Norman segued to TV, where he showed a flair for tongue-in-cheek adventure when he directed episodes of such notable British-flavored series as "The Saint" (1963-69), "The Avengers" (1966-69) and "The Persuaders" (1971-72).

English director and producer of both TV and film. Norman began as an editor in pre-war London. After the war he began an association with Ealing Studios, where he helmed "West of Zanzibar" (1954, as producer only); "The Shiralee" (1957, as director only); and "The Long Short and the Tall" (1961, as director only). In the early 60s Norman segued to TV, where he showed a flair for tongue-in-cheek adventure when he directed episodes of such notable British-flavored series as "The Saint" (1963-69), "The Avengers" (1966-69) and "The Persuaders" (1971-72).

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  The Lost Continent (1968) Director
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  Spare the Rod (1961) Director
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  Season of Passion (1961) Director
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  Dunkirk (1958) Director
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  The Shiralee (1957) Director
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  X the Unknown (1957) Director
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Worked as an editor prior to WWII
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Served in the British Army in Burma
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Returned to London and began an association with Ealing Studios
1954:
First feature as a producer, "West of Zanzibar"
1955:
Feature directorial debut, "The Night My Number Came Up"
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Worked as a director on the popular adventure series, "The Saint" (1963-69) and "The Avengers" (1966-69)
1966:
Directed episodes of the short-lived ABC mystery series, "The Baron"
1971:
Directed episodes of the adventure series, "Department S" and "The Persuaders"
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Directed episodes of the adventure series, "Return of the Saint"
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wife:
Elizabeth Norman. Survived him.

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son:
Barry Norman. BBC film commentator, author. Survived him.
son:
Richard Norman. Survived him.
daughter:
Valerie Norman. Script supervisor. Survived him.

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