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Waris Hussein

Highest Rated: 73% The Summer House (1993)

Lowest Rated: 73% The Summer House (1993)

Birthday: Dec 9, 1938

Birthplace: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Born in Lucknow, India, Hussein moved to England at age nine with his parents. He later attended Cambridge and at 21 started as a trainee director with BBC, where his mother, the late Attia Hussein, worked. In addition to reading news in Hindi, she was also the station's dramatic star, translating Shakespeare in Urdu and Hindi, as well as an author. Young Hussein too was influenced by his mother's artistic abilities and knew very early on that he wanted to be a director. After starting in television with work on "Doctor Who" (including directing the very first episode, "An Unearthly Child"), Hussein moved on to film, directing such legends as Lord Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, and Joan Plowright. While considering himself a British film-maker, Hussein has worked both sides of the Atlantic, as well as in the country of his birth, India.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Her Best Friend's Husband Director 2002
No Score Yet Sixth Happiness Director 1999
No Score Yet The Face on the Milk Carton Producer Director 1995
No Score Yet Murder Between Friends Director 1994
No Score Yet Fall from Grace Director 1994
73% The Summer House Director 1993
No Score Yet For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story Director 1993
No Score Yet Switched at Birth Director 1991
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights Director 1990
No Score Yet The Shell Seekers Director 1989
No Score Yet Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Director 1988
No Score Yet Intimate Contact Director 1987
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks Director 1986
No Score Yet Copacabana Director 1985
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph Director 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Director 1985
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last Director 1984
No Score Yet Princess Daisy Director 1983
No Score Yet Coming Out of the Ice Director 1982
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last Director 1982
No Score Yet Callie & Son Director 1981
No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Director 1980
No Score Yet Edward & Mrs. Simpson Director 1980
No Score Yet And Baby Makes Six Director 1979
No Score Yet Daphne Laureola Director 1978
No Score Yet Divorce His/Divorce Hers Director 1973
No Score Yet The Possession of Joel Delaney Director 1972
No Score Yet Henry VIII and His Six Wives Director 1972
No Score Yet Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) Director 1971
No Score Yet Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Director 1970
No Score Yet A Touch of Love (Thank You All Very Much) Director 1969
No Score Yet Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child Director 1963


68% Doctor Who
Director 1982
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Director 1981
84% Fortitude


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