Sidney Hayers

Lowest Rated: 62% A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Birthday: Aug 24, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
A prolific, workhorse director whose later credit list reads like a greatest-hits compilation of 1980s television, Sidney Hayers' early focus was on features, though he did helm episodes of the classic British adventure series The Avengers. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921, Hayers began his film career in the cutting room, editing such features as Romeo and Juliet (1954) and A Night to Remember (1958). He broke into directing with 1958's Violent Moment and kept busy with such features as Circus of Horrors (1960) and Night of the Eagle (1962). With The Avengers, he established himself as a bankable TV director, as well. Hayers' penchant for tension and the macabre often found him stepping behind the camera for such horror-flavored thrillers as Assault (1970), Revenge (1971), Deadly Strangers (1974), and Diagnosis: Murder (1974). After directing episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977, Hayers turned his attention almost exclusively to the small screen. Comfortable working on both sides of the pond, the director frequently shifted between the U.K. and the U.S., with stateside work including such '80s series popcorn fare as Magnum, P.I., The Fall Guy, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Baywatch. Hayers' pace slowed somewhat in the '90s. He died of cancer February 8, 2000, in Altea, Spain.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Conquest of the Earth Director 1980
No Score Yet The Seekers Director 1979
62% A Bridge Too Far Director 1977
No Score Yet What Changed Charley Farthing? (El tramposo)(The Bananas Boat)(The Swindler) Director 1976
No Score Yet King Arthur, the Young Warlord Director 1975
No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder Director 1975
No Score Yet Terror from Under the House Director 1974
No Score Yet Deadly Strangers Director 1974
No Score Yet Mister Jerico Director 1970
No Score Yet Assault (In the Devil's Garden)(Satan's Playthings)(The Creepers)(Tower of Terror) Director 1970
No Score Yet The Firechasers Director 1970
No Score Yet The Southern Star Director 1969
No Score Yet The Trap (The Mad Trapper) Director 1966
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Director 1966
79% Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! ) Director 1962
No Score Yet Payroll (I Promised to Pay) Director 1961
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) Director 1960

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Acapulco H.E.A.T.
1993-1999
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Director
  • 1993
No Score Yet Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1983-1987
Director
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
24% Manimal
1983
Director
  • 1983
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Greatest American Hero
1981-1983
Director
  • 1982
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Director
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Avengers
1969
Director
  • 1967
  • 1965

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