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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 IndiaDirector
1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's AnchorDirector
1970 Ryan's DaughterDirector
1965 Doctor ZhivagoDirector
1962 Lawrence of ArabiaDirector
1957 The Bridge on the River KwaiDirector
1955 SummertimeDirector
1954 Hobson's ChoiceDirector
1952 The Sound BarrierDirector
1950 MadeleineDirector
1949 The Passionate FriendsDirector
1948 Oliver TwistDirector
1946 Great ExpectationsDirector
1945 Brief EncounterDirector
1945 Blithe SpiritDirector
1944 This Happy BreedDirector
1942 In Which We ServeDirector

Editing

1984 A Passage to IndiaEditor
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is MissingEditor
1941 49th ParallelEditor
1940 Spy for a DayEditor
1940 French Without TearsEditor
1938 PygmalionEditor
1937 The Wife of General LingEditor
1936 As You Like ItEditor
1936 Ball at SavoyEditor
1935 The Crouching BeastEditor
1934 Dangerous GroundEditor
1933 Money for SpeedEditor
1933 The Ghost CameraEditor
1933 The Fortunate FoolEditor
1931 These Charming PeopleEditor

Writing

1984 A Passage to IndiaScreenplay
1979 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's AnchorWriter
1955 SummertimeScreenplay
1954 Hobson's ChoiceScreenplay
1949 The Passionate FriendsAdaptation
1948 Oliver TwistScreenplay
1946 Great ExpectationsScreenplay
1945 Brief EncounterScreenplay
1945 Blithe SpiritAdaptation
1944 This Happy BreedAdaptation

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(4 episodes)

Production

1954 Hobson's ChoiceProducer
1952 The Sound BarrierProducer

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