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Also Known As: Died: July 24, 2003
Born: February 16, 1926 Cause of Death: debilitating heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Next Best Thing, The (2000) as Director
Abbie Reynolds is a Los Angeles yoga instructor who is approaching 40 and has been burned by too many past relationships. Robbie Whitaker is a gay, aging Hollywood playboy who works as a gardener and has become Abbie's best friend. Their relationship takes a different turn when, after the funeral
2.
Tale of Sweeney Todd, The (1998) as Director
Sweeney Todd, a barber by trade, does a brisk business in his shop in turn-of-the-century London's Fleet Street. When a wealthy diamond merchant disappears, Ben Carlyle, an American insurance investigator is sent to London to recover $50,000 worth of diamonds owed by the merchant to his employer. Ca
3.
Eye for An Eye (1996) as Director
Karen McCann is a happily married mother of two with a satisfying job and good friends. Life is rewarding; her world makes sense. Karen has played by the rules, and she lives secure in the assumption that things always turn out for the best. Suddenly, however, her safe, ordered existence is shattere
4.
Cold Comfort Farm (1995) as Director
Finding herself suddenly orphaned, the expensively educated Flora Poste heads for the country to seek her "rights" and refuge with her cousins--the Starkadders--at Cold Comfort Farm. Worlds apart from the 1930s sophistication of Flora's London life, the Starkadders appear like characters from a Thom
5.
Innocent, The (1993) as Director
Following WWII, a young and naive technician arrives in Berlin to assist a joint US-British intelligence team on a secret operation. Against the advice of a friend and colleague, he embarks on a dangerous affair with a mysterious Berliner.
6.
Pacific Heights (1990) as Director
A yuppie couple become hostage to the tenant from hell in the nail-biting suspense thriller "Pacific Heights" (1990). Patty and Drake have found their dream house, and if they can find a few tenants to fill some rented rooms, they can even pay for it. Unfortunately, the mysterious drifter that moves
7.
Madame Sousatzka (1988) as Director
An aging piano teacher fights to hold on to her star student.
8.
Believers, The (1987) as Director
9.
Falcon And The Snowman, The (1985) as Director
Outrage leads two young Americans to sell national secrets to the Soviets in this intense, Cold War era drama that is based on real events. Disgusted by what he learns at his job routing messages for the CIA, ex-seminary student Timothy Hutton joins forces with his best friend Sean Penn to do a litt
10.
Separate Tables (1983) as Director
Two one-act plays that explore bittersweet relationships at an English seaside resort. Based on Terence Rattigan's one-act plays "Table by the Window" and "Table Number Seven."
11.
Englishman Abroad, An (1983) as Director
12.
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) as Director
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
13.
Yanks (1979) as Director
14.
Marathon Man (1976) as Director
A covert government group uncovers a criminal plot run by Nazi War criminals.
15.
Day of the Locust, The (1975) as Director
Tod Hackett, a new arrival to Los Angeles and aspiring art director, is trying to make it in Hollywood in the late 1930's. He soon finds himself increasingly infatuated with his mysterious neighbor, Faye, a wanna-be starlet with possibly devious motives of her own. As Tod is drawn deeper into th
16.
Visions of Eight (1973) as Director
Eight noted directors document the Olympic games that took place at Munich in 1972. Included are segments by: Arthur Penn, who recorded the pole vaulting competition; Kon Ichikawa, who filmed the 100-meter dash featuring portions in extreme slow motion; Claude Lelouch, who documented a segment deali
17.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) as Director
A doctor and a female executive try to cope with their love for an aloof bisexual artist.
18.
Midnight Cowboy (1969) as Director
A would-be gigolo and an ailing con artist form an unlikely friendship.
19.
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) as Director
A romantic English lass can't choose among three very different suitors.
20.
Darling (1965) as Director
A young beauty sacrifices love and happiness to become an international celebrity.
21.
Billy Liar (1963) as Director
An emotionally stunted clerk retreats into his fantasies.
22.
A Kind of Loving (1962) as Director
His girlfriend's pregnancy forces an upwardly mobile young man into marriage.

Cast (feature film)

23.
Twilight of the Golds, The (1997) as Adrian Lodge
Set in the near future, an expectant mother is told that her child carries the gene determining homosexuality. This brings the family's true feelings about their son's sexual orientation to the surface as well as creates tension between the expectant mother and her husband.
24.
Celluloid Closet, The (1995) as Himself
From comic sissies to lesbian vampires, from pathetic queens to sadistic predators, Hollywood has both reflected and defined how we think about homosexuality--and what it means to be a man or woman. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who c
25.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
26.
The Last Man to Hang (1956) as Dr. Goldfinger
A man is put on trial for the alleged murder of his wife.
27.
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) as Gentleman
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
28.
Divided Heart, The (1955) as Ticket Collector
After losing his family to concentration camps during World War II, a Yugoslav boy is adopted and raised by a German couple, until years later his biological mother, having survived the atrocities, arrives to claim him.

Writer (feature film)

29.
Madame Sousatzka (1988) as Screenwriter
An aging piano teacher fights to hold on to her star student.
30.
Darling (1965) as Story
A young beauty sacrifices love and happiness to become an international celebrity.

Producer (feature film)

31.
Believers, The (1987) as Producer
32.
Falcon And The Snowman, The (1985) as Producer
Outrage leads two young Americans to sell national secrets to the Soviets in this intense, Cold War era drama that is based on real events. Disgusted by what he learns at his job routing messages for the CIA, ex-seminary student Timothy Hutton joins forces with his best friend Sean Penn to do a litt

Production Companies (feature film)

33.
Midnight Cowboy (1969) as Company
A would-be gigolo and an ailing con artist form an unlikely friendship.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

36.
Privileged (1982) as Consultant Director

Director (special)

37.
Question of Attribution, A (1992) as Director
A dramatization of the true story of Sir Anthony Blunt, curator of Queen Elizabeth II's art collection until he confessed in 1964 to being a Soviet spy.

Cast (special)

38.
American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman (1999)
Coverage of the presentation of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award to actor Dustin Hoffman, the 27th recipient of the honor.
39.
Placido Domingo: A Musical Life (1995)
Profile of tenor and orchestra conductor Placido Domingo.
40.
Living in America (1991)
A news special focusing on the issue of censorship in the arts. The program examines both sides of the issue through interviews with celebrities, music amd movie clips, and footage from news programs.
41.
Lost Language of Cranes, The (1991) as Derek Moulthorp
An adaptation of David Leavitt's novel about a young man who tells his family that he is gay, causing his father to come to terms with his own sexuality.
42.
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1990)
A documentary tracing the career and life of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Waldo Salt, who overcame the stigma of the 1950s blacklist to write "Midnight Cowboy," "Serpico," and "Coming Home."

Director (short)

43.
Terminus (1961) as Director

Cast (short)

44.
Location: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (1967)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the location shooting for "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1967).

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