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Bill Forsyth

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 54% Being Human (1994)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1946

Birthplace: Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

This droll filmmaker blends quirky but incisive comedy with bracing moral underpinnings. At age 17, Forsyth was hired as the sole assistant to a documentary filmmaker and gradually learned all aspects of production. After a brief stint in the late 1960s at London's National Film School and at the BBC as an assistant editor, he returned to Glasgow. Forsyth ended his partnership in a sponsored film company as he longed to make fiction features rather than industrial documentaries. A subsequent collaboration with an amateur theater group of mostly young players led to his first feature, "That Sinking Feeling" (1979), shot for $10,000.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Gregory's Two Girls Director,
Writer
- 1999
54% 42% Being Human Director $1.3M 1994
90% 42% Breaking In Director $1.8M 1989
92% 84% Housekeeping Director - 1987
100% 81% Comfort and Joy Director - 1984
100% 87% Local Hero Director,
Writer
- 1983
95% 81% Gregory's Girl Director $7.7K 1981
No Score Yet 54% That Sinking Feeling Director,
Producer
- 1979

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