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Sir David Lean CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor, best remembered for bringing Charles Dickens's novels to the screen with films such as Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and for his big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and A Passage to India (1984).

Acclaimed and praised by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors Top Directors" poll 2002. Lean has four films in the top eleven of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films.

 

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir David Lean CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor, best remembered for bringing Charles Dickens's novels to the screen with films such as Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and for his big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and A Passage to India (1984).

Acclaimed and praised by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors Top Directors" poll 2002. Lean has four films in the top eleven of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films.

 

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Lean, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1908-03-25

Day of Death 1991-04-16

Place of Birth Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1984 A Passage to India Director
1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor Director
1970 Ryan's Daughter Director
1965 Doctor Zhivago Director
1962 Lawrence of Arabia Director
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai Director
1955 Summertime Director
1954 Hobson's Choice Director
1952 The Sound Barrier Director
1950 Madeleine Director
1949 The Passionate Friends Director
1948 Oliver Twist Director
1946 Great Expectations Director
1945 Brief Encounter Director
1945 Blithe Spirit Director
1944 This Happy Breed Director
1942 In Which We Serve Director

Editing

1984 A Passage to India Editor
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Editor
1941 49th Parallel Editor
1940 Spy for a Day Editor
1940 French Without Tears Editor
1938 Pygmalion Editor
1937 The Wife of General Ling Editor
1936 As You Like It Editor
1936 Ball at Savoy Editor
1935 The Crouching Beast Editor
1934 Dangerous Ground Editor
1933 Money for Speed Editor
1933 The Ghost Camera Editor
1933 The Fortunate Fool Editor
1931 These Charming People Editor

Writing

1984 A Passage to India Screenplay
1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor Writer
1955 Summertime Screenplay
1954 Hobson's Choice Screenplay
1949 The Passionate Friends Adaptation
1948 Oliver Twist Screenplay
1946 Great Expectations Screenplay
1945 Brief Encounter Screenplay
1945 Blithe Spirit Adaptation
1944 This Happy Breed Adaptation

Acting

2013 Talking Pictures (1 episode) as Himself - Archive footage
2003 The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' as himself
1985 The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio as Himself-Interviewee
1985 David Lean: A Life in Film as Himself
1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor as himself
1978 The South Bank Show (1 episode)
1971 David Lean: A Self Portrait as Interviewee
1962 Lawrence of Arabia as Motorcyclist by Suez Canal (uncredited)
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes)

Production

1954 Hobson's Choice Producer
1952 The Sound Barrier Producer

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