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Bryan Forbes



"The world of Bryan Forbes is one of wisps and whispers," noted film critic Andrew Sarris in 1968, citing the "muted" quality of director Forbes' best films. While his directorial output does indeed exhibit an inbred sense of quietude and subtlety, Forbes started out on stage in the more loudly demonstrative category of "actor." After wartime service, Forbes made his film-acting debut in The Small Back Room (1948). He continued as a performer and screenwriter until 1961, when he made an auspicious directorial bow in Whistle Down the Wind (1961). He subsequently directed (and sometimes produced and/or wrote) such critical and audience favorites as The L-Shaped Room (1962), Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), King Rat (1965), The Whisperers (1966), The Stepford Wives (1975) and Hopscotch (1980). From 1969 through 1971, Forbes was chief of production/managing director of EMI Studios. Bryan Forbes was married to actresses Constance Smith and Nanette Newman respectively, the latter appearing prominently in many of his films of the 1960s. He was named a Commander of the British Empire in 2004 for his services to the arts. Forbes died in 2013 at the age of 86.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
57% Chaplin
  • Screenwriter
1992
No Score Yet The Endless Game
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Restless Natives
  • Driver
1986
No Score Yet The Naked Face
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never
  • Director
1983
75% Hopscotch
  • Screenwriter
1980
No Score Yet International Velvet
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Announcer
  • Screenwriter
1978
No Score Yet The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Herald
1976
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet I Am a Dancer
  • Narrator
1972
No Score Yet The Raging Moon (Long Ago, Tomorrow)
  • Director
1971
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Deadfall
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1968
No Score Yet The Whisperers
  • Director
1967
88% The Wrong Box
  • Producer
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Student
1964
93% A Shot in the Dark
  • Charlie
1964
85% Séance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1964
No Score Yet Station Six---Sahara
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet The L-Shaped Room
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Only Two Can Play
  • Screenwriter
1962
100% Whistle Down the Wind
  • Director
1961
95% The Guns of Navarone
  • Cohn
1961
No Score Yet Man in the Moon
  • Screenwriter
1961
No Score Yet The Angry Silence
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1960
100% The League of Gentlemen
  • Screenwriter
  • Martin Porthill
1959
No Score Yet I Was Monty's Double
  • Young Lt.
  • Screenwriter
1958
No Score Yet The Key
  • Weaver
1958
No Score Yet Now and Forever
  • Frisby
1958
75% Quatermass 2
  • Marsh
1957
No Score Yet Satellite in the Sky
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Baby and the Battleship
  • Professor
1956
No Score Yet The Black Tent
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet The Colditz Story
  • Jimmy
1955
No Score Yet An Inspector Calls
  • Eric Birling
1954
No Score Yet The Million Pound Note (Man With a Million)
  • Todd
1954
No Score Yet Sea Devils
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Appointment In London
  • Pilot Officer Peter Greeno
1953
No Score Yet The World in His Arms
  • William Cleggett
1952
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury
  • Fighter
1952
80% The Small Back Room
  • Dying Gunner
1952
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse
  • Paul
1951
No Score Yet Green Grow the Rushes
  • Fred, Biddle Crew Member
1951
No Score Yet All Over The Town
  • Trumble
1949
No Score Yet Sunday Lovers
  • Director

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