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Also Known As: Sidney Gilliatt Died: May 31, 1994
Born: February 15, 1908 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Cheshire, England, GB Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, assistant director

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Began his career writing intertitles for silent films, graduating to screenplays in the 1930s before eventually turning to directing. Working often with Frank Launder, Gilliat made a series of outstanding British comedies and suspense pictures from the mid-30s into the 1960s; among the team's screenwriting credits are "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) and "Night Train to Munich" (1940). Launder and Gilliat became known for thrillers with a comic element, such as "I See a Dark Stranger" (1946), "Green For Danger" (1946) and "State Secret" (1950). "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (1954) is one of their best-known outright comedies. Brother of producer Leslie Gilliat.

Began his career writing intertitles for silent films, graduating to screenplays in the 1930s before eventually turning to directing. Working often with Frank Launder, Gilliat made a series of outstanding British comedies and suspense pictures from the mid-30s into the 1960s; among the team's screenwriting credits are "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) and "Night Train to Munich" (1940). Launder and Gilliat became known for thrillers with a comic element, such as "I See a Dark Stranger" (1946), "Green For Danger" (1946) and "State Secret" (1950). "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (1954) is one of their best-known outright comedies. Brother of producer Leslie Gilliat.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Endless Night (1972) Director
3.
  Only Two Can Play (1962) Director
4.
  Left, Right and Centre (1959) Director
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  She Played with Fire (1958) Director
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  Constant Husband, The (1955) Director
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  State Secret (1950) Director
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  London Belongs to Me (1948) Director
10.
  Green For Danger (1946) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Left, Right and Centre (1959) Sleeping News Of The World Reader
2.
3.
 Would You Believe It! (1929) Restaurant Customer
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1927:
Assistant director (to Walter Mycroft)
1942:
Film director
1945:
Formed Individual Pictures company with Frank Launder
1961:
Chairman of Shepperton studios
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Education

University of London: -
University of London: -

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brother:
Leslie Gilliat. Producer.

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