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|Also Known As:||John Lee Thompson||Died:||August 30, 2002|
|Born:||Cause of Death:||died of congestive heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Bristol, England, GB||Profession:||Director ... director actor screenwriter producer playwright|
Multi-talented figure from the stage who landed his first screen role in 1935. A competent technician, Thompson made his directorial debut in 1950 and went on to produce a considerable volume of British and American features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "Cape Fear" (1962). Thompson has also directed nine Charles Bronson vehicles.
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