Alexander Korda offered contract to direct "The Spy in Black"; initial teaming with frequent collaborator Emeric Pressburger
Feature directorial debut, "Two Crowded Hours"
First edition of his autobiography, "A Life in Movies"
Following the ill-fated reaction to "Peeping Tom", had difficulty in obtaining work in Britain; began helming episodes of the TV series "Espionage" and "The Defenders"
Marries film editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Published novel "A Waiting Game"
Second volume of memoirs, "Million Dollar Movie", published posthumously
Served as senior director in residence at Zoetrope Studios
With Pressburger, crafted the remake "The Elusive Pimpernel", starring David Niven; film was originally intended as a musical but the production numbers were dropped
Worked as a bank clerk
Debut as scenarist, the "quota quickie" feature "Caste"
Helmed "The Edge of the World", about residents of one of the remote islands in the North Sea; caught attention of Alexander Korda; also appeared in opening scenes as a British tourist alongside wife Frances 'Frankie' Reidy
Produced and directed "They're a Weird Mob", a comedy written by Pressburger (under the pen name Richard Imrie)
Shared Oscar nomination with Emeric Pressburger for the screenplay of "... One of Our Aircraft Is Missing"
Was the stills photographer on Alfred Hitchcock's "Champagne"
Co-produced (through The Archers), co-wrote and co-directed "Black Narcissus"; film won Academy Awards for for Best Color Cinematography and Best Color Art Direction
First Archers production in color, "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"; engendered controversy for its use of color during wartime rationing; also elicited the scorn of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who didn't like its critique of British stuffiness while the country was in the midst of WWII
First co-directing credit with Pressburger, "Contraband"
Made one of the most famous of the Archers Productions, "The Red Shoes", about a ballerina torn between two men; film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture
With Pressburger, co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the unconventional "A Matter of Life and Death/Stairway to Heaven", which mixed fantasy elements with a dramatic story of a pilot who survives a crash through the mistake of an angel and then must plead his case to a heavenly tribunal
Became an assistant to director and producer Rex Ingram
Difficulties in getting work in Britain due to "Peeping Tom", directs episodes of "Espionage" and "The Defenders" for TV
Produced and directed the controversial film "Peeping Tom"; at time of its release was nearly universally panned; has since been re-evaluated as a masterpiece
Raised in Canterbury, England and the South of France
Was one of the many directors on "The Thief of Bagdad"
With Pressburger, established the production company The Archers
Worked as a film cutter on "A Knight in London"