Arthur B. Woods (Arthur Bickerstaffe Woods)

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Liverpool, England, UK
Hailed as one of Britain's most promising pre-war film directors, Arthur Woods' career was cut tragically short by his death in World War II at the age of 39. He was the only British director to serve in combat and to be decorated for valor.

The only son of an Anglo-Argentine shipping magnate, Woods was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge. A talented artist and musician, he eventually dropped out of medical school to join the Festival Repertory Theatre, where he gained a reputation for scenic design. Read more...