Leading British horror director of the 1950s and 60s who began his career as an editor and a director of romantic melodramas. Fisher joined Hammer Studios in 1952 and first hit his stride in 1957 with "Curse of Frankenstein." His subsequent output of low-budget B remakes of Univeral horror classics for Hammer including proficient chillers such as "Horror of Dracula" (1958) and "The Devil Rides Out" (1968) (alongside best-forgotten mishaps such as "Frankenstein Created Woman" 1967), is noted for its brash colors, liberal use of blood, and casting of has-been American former stars.
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Joined Merchant Marine Service; attained rank of junior officer with P. & O. Fleet
Became window-dressor for a London department store
Entered film industry at Shepherd's Bush Studios as clapper boy and runner
Initial screen credit, as clapper boy on "Falling for You"
First film as assistant editor, "Brown on Resolution/Born For Glory"
Debut as a solo editor, "The Two of Us"
Feature directorial debut, "Colonel Bogey"
Joined Hammer Studios
Directed episodes of "Robin Hood" TV series