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Also Known As: Died: March 7, 2005
Born: January 27, 1920 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: production designer

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This multiple Oscar-winning art director began his career as a draftsman for London films before moving up the ranks to assistant art director. He has entered films as an art director with "Zarak" (1956) and also worked on "Fire Down Below" (1957), "The Inn of Sixth Happiness" (1958) and "The World of Suzi Wong" (1959). Box began a multiple picture collaboration with director David Lean as production designer for "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and went on to "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) and "A Passage to India" (1984). Noted for their detail and opulence, Box's designs have enhanced such features as "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Oliver!" (1968), "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), "The Great Gatsby" (1974), "Black Beauty" (1994) and "First Knight" (1995). He has received a four Oscars for his work.

This multiple Oscar-winning art director began his career as a draftsman for London films before moving up the ranks to assistant art director. He has entered films as an art director with "Zarak" (1956) and also worked on "Fire Down Below" (1957), "The Inn of Sixth Happiness" (1958) and "The World of Suzi Wong" (1959).

Box began a multiple picture collaboration with director David Lean as production designer for "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and went on to "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) and "A Passage to India" (1984). Noted for their detail and opulence, Box's designs have enhanced such features as "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Oliver!" (1968), "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), "The Great Gatsby" (1974), "Black Beauty" (1994) and "First Knight" (1995). He has received a four Oscars for his work.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Travels with My Aunt (1972) 2nd Unit Director
2.
  Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) 2nd Unit Director

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1939:
Served in British Army
1946:
Began working in film as draftsman, then assistant art director
1956:
First film as art director, "Zarak"

Education

London School of Architecture: -

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