Biography

Born in 1941, Les Blair is a BAFTA winning television, film and theatre director famous for productions that have political or socially aware themes and are often improvised or naturalistic in flavour. He attended Salford Grammer School and, whilst there, acted in plays alongside fellow pupil Mike Leigh. After graduating at Liverpool University, Blair met up with RADA graduate Leigh again and the pair became flatmates and proponents of Improvisational drama in Birmingham. After joining the London Film School they collaborated together on Leigh's first feature film, Bleak Moments. Blair's own work includes the groundbreaking and controversial BBC miniseries Law and Order (1978) and the 1993 film Bad Behaviour.

Born in 1941, Les Blair is a BAFTA winning television, film and theatre director famous for productions that have political or socially aware themes and are often improvised or naturalistic in flavour. He attended Salford Grammer School and, whilst there, acted in plays alongside fellow pupil Mike Leigh. After graduating at Liverpool University, Blair met up with RADA graduate Leigh again and the pair became flatmates and proponents of Improvisational drama in Birmingham. After joining the London Film School they collaborated together on Leigh's first feature film, Bleak Moments. Blair's own work includes the groundbreaking and controversial BBC miniseries Law and Order (1978) and the 1993 film Bad Behaviour.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1941-10-23

Place of Birth Manchester, England

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2001 H3 Director
1998 Stand and Deliver Director
1997 Jump the Gun Director
1995 Bliss Director
1993 Bad Behavior Director
1991 Filipina Dreamgirls Director
1990 News Hounds Director
1989 The Accountant Director
1989 Leave to Remain Director
1986 London's Burning: The Movie Director
1986 London's Burning (1 episode)Director
1986 Honest Decent and True Director
1985 Number One Director
1983 The Nation's Health Director
1978 Law & Order (4 episodes)Director Director
1976 Sunshine in Brixton Director
1975 Early to Bed Director
1973 Blooming Youth Director
1970 Play for Today (3 episodes)Director

Writing

1997 Jump the Gun Writer
1995 Bliss Writer
1993 Bad Behavior Writer
1973 Blooming Youth Writer

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