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David Lean

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Biography

Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon in 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927. He worked as tea boy, clapper boy, messenger, then cutting room assistant. By 1939 he'd become chief editor of Gaumont British News until in 1935 when he began to edit feature films, notably for Anthony Asquith,Paul Czinner and Michael Powell. Read more...

Actor

Character: Motorcyclist by Suez Canal

Lawrence of Arabia 1962

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Character: Himself - Best Director Winner

The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963

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Character: Himself

Moscow in Madrid 1965

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Character: Himself - Commenting on New Freedom and Trends in Film: Pre-Recorded

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Film Editing

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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Character: Himself

Lawrence d'Arabie 0

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Character: Himself

Richard Wilson 0

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Directing

Writing