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Also Known As: Mai Elizabeth Zetterling Died: March 17, 1994
Born: May 24, 1925 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, novelist

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Mai Zetterling came to feminism gradually. In her autobiography, "All Those Tomorrows," she notes, "When the reviews of my first full-length feature movie came out, I was horrified to read that 'Mai Zetterling directs like a man.' What did that mean?" As an actress she was considered no threat. But when she decided to become a film director, she was "not the same any more in the eyes of men." It took years to realize "the change I had made was positive and, in the end, the only way."

Mai Zetterling came to feminism gradually. In her autobiography, "All Those Tomorrows," she notes, "When the reviews of my first full-length feature movie came out, I was horrified to read that 'Mai Zetterling directs like a man.' What did that mean?" As an actress she was considered no threat. But when she decided to become a film director, she was "not the same any more in the eyes of men." It took years to realize "the change I had made was positive and, in the end, the only way."

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Amarosa (1988) Director
2.
  Love (1982) Director ("Love From The Marketplace" "The Black Cat In The Black Mouse Socks")
3.
  Scrubbers (1982) Director
4.
  Visions of Eight (1973) Director ("The Strongest")
5.
  Doctor Glas (1969) Director
6.
  Girls, The (1968) Director
7.
  Night Games (1966) Director
8.
  Loving Couples (1966) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Witches, The (1990) Helga
2.
 Hidden Agenda (1990) Moa
3.
 The Man Who Finally Died (1967) Lisa
4.
 Offbeat (1966) Ruth Lombard
5.
 Pattern for Plunder (1964) Helene Bretton
6.
 Faces in the Dark (1964) Christiane Hammond
7.
 Night Is My Future (1963) Ingrid Olofsdotter
8.
 The Main Attraction (1963) Gina
9.
 Only Two Can Play (1962) Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams
10.
 Jet Storm (1961) Carol Tilley
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Spent some years of childhood in Australia, then settled in Stockholm
1941:
Debut as stage and screen performer at aged 16 (date approximate)
1945:
Performed with Royal Dramatic Theater, Stockholm
1946:
First leading film role in "Hets/Torment"; directed by Alf Sjoberg, written by Ingmar Bergman
1947:
Signed contract with Rank; British film acting debut in "Frieda"
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Appeared often on English stage through 1950s
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Directed four documentaries for BBC-TV: "The Polite Invasion," "Lords of Little Egypt," "The Prosperity Race," "Do-It-Yourself Democracy"
1963:
Directed first short fiction film, "The War Game" (also producer, co-writer)
1964:
Feature film directing debut, "Alskande Par/Loving Couples" (also co-writer)
1966:
Filmed own novel "Night Games"
1982:
Last British feature, "Scrubbers"
1986:
Final feature as director "Amarosa"
1990:
Final screen appearance in Nicholas Roeg's "The Witches"
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Education

Royal Dramatic Theater School: -

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husband:
Tutte Lemkow. Ballet dancer, ice hockey player. Divorced; father of her two sons.
husband:
David Hughes. Author. Divorced.

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son:
Etienne Lemkow.
son:
Louis Lemkow.

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"Nattlek/Night Games"

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