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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 21, 2013|
|Born:||October 30, 1935||Cause of Death:||Undetermined|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Director ...|
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Entered industry as film critic and entertainment columnist for THE EVENING STANDARD, THE SPECTATOR and THE SUNDAY TIMES
Made TV directing debut with BBC in 1950s
Directed, wrote, edited and produced a series of short films
Wrote feature "Man with a Gun"
Formed Scimitar Films
Theatrical feature directing debut, "Climb Up the Wall" (a revue including extracts from earlier films; also co-writer)
Feature directing debut, "Play It Cool"
Received critical praise for "The System/The Girl Getters"
Provided story and directed "The Jokers"
Producing debut "I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name"; also directed
First screen collaborations with Charles Bronson, "Chato's Land" and "The Mechanic"
Directed Bronson in "Death Wish"
Wrote, produced and directed the horror film "The Sentinel"
Produced, wrote and directed the remake of "The Big Sleep", starring Robert Mitchum
Reteamed with Bronson for "Death Wish II"
Directed "Death Wish 3", again with Bronson in the lead
Adapted the Alan Ayckbourne play "A Chorus of Disapproval" as a feature; also produced and directed; film re-released in the USA in 1997
Acted onstage in "For the Greater Good", staged by Danny Boyle
Had featured role in Steven Berkoff's film "Decadence"
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