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|Born:||January 30, 1920||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Entered films as office boy at Elstree Studios
First film as assistant director, "The Mill on the Floss"
Acted in "Housemaster" (1937) and "Stolen Life" (1939)
Worked as assistant director on "Pygmalion" (1938) and "French Without Tears" (1939) and unit production manager on "In Which We Serve" (1942)
Served in the 48th Infantry Division of the Royal Signal Corps
Assisted Peter Ustinov on "School for Secrets" (1946) and "Vice Versa" (1947)
Co-directing debut (with Ustinov), "Private Angelo"; also co-scripted with Ustinov (who starred)
Solo directing debut, "Waterfront Women/Waterfront"
Directed "Dam Busters", exciting and intelligent film about blowing up German-held dams on the Ruhr River during World War II; starred Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave
Helmed thought-provoking version of George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984"; cast included Redgrave
Directed Oscar-winning Best Picture "Around the World in Eighty Days", based on the novel by Jules Verne; nominated for Best Director Oscar
Moved to Hollywood
Produced and directed "Shake Hands with the Devil", gripping drama of war-torn Ireland of the 1920s; starred James Cagney and included fine English thesps like Redgrave, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike and Richard Harris
Directed "The Weck of the Mary Deare", starring Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston; cast also included Redgrave and Harris
Composed music for "Twelve to the Moon"
Second film with Cooper, "The Naked Edge"
Helmed fine "impossible mission" tale of small band of commandos out to destroy Nazi secret missile stronghold during WWII; third and last association with Todd
Directed "The Quiller Memorandum", spy film starring George Segal as American secret agent investigating neo-Nazis in the 60s; Harold Pinter scripted, adapting from novel "The Berlin Memorandum" by Elleston Trevor
Helmed "The Shoes of the Fisherman", starring Anthony Quinn and Laurence Olivier
Directed Liv Ullmann in the period drama "Pope Joan"
Helmed the well-acted, if old-fahioned melodrama "Conduct Unbecoming"; starred Michael York
Ventured into sci-fi for "Logan's Run", winner of a special Oscar for its visual effects; York, son Michael Jr and Ustinov acted in it
Directed "Orca", starring Harris
Formed Michael Anderson Productions (MAP) with Adrienne Anderson
US TV directing debut, NBC miniseries "The Martian Chronicles", based on the Ray Bradbury novel; son Michael Jr had featured role
Nominated for CableACE Award for his direction of the HBO movie "Sword of Gideon"
Missed with feature sci-fi effort, "Millenium" and directed "La Boutique de l'orfevre/The Jeweler's Shop", based on a story by Pope John Paul II
Directed TNT miniseries "Young Catherine", about the early life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
Helmed TNT movie remake "The Sea Wolf", based on Jack London's novel
Directed "Rugged Gold" (Family Channel), set amidst the beautiful scenery of New Zealand
Helmed remake of "Captains Courageous" (Family Channel)
Returned to Jules Verne territory for CBS movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
First feature in nine years, "Summer of the Monkeys", a family drama better suited to television than the large screen; released straight-to-video
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