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John Schlesinger (John Richard Schlesinger)

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Biography

Hampstead, London, England, UK
Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at Oxford, Schlesinger was involved with the Undergraduate Dramatic Society and developed an interest in photography. While at Oxford, he made his first short film, "Black Legend," in 1948. He took his degree in 1950 after reading English literature and then went into television. Read more...

Actor

Character: Officer in Dream

Billy Liar 1963

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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: Derek Moulthorpe

The Lost Language of Cranes 1991

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Character: Dr. Adrian Lodge

The Twilight of the Golds 1996

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Character: Himself

Clapper Board 1972

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Casting By 2012

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The Celluloid Closet 1995

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Character: Assize Court Solicitor

Brothers in Law 1957

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Directing

Writing