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Bryan Forbes
Birth: Jul. 22, 1926
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: May 8, 2013
Virginia Water
Runnymede Borough
Surrey, England

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor. He will perhaps be best remembered for his collaborations with Richard Attenborough. Born John Theobald Clarke, it was a dream of his to become an actor for which began during his youth and at the age of seventeen, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His time there was short-lived as he dropped out to serve with the Intelligence Corps and later the Combined Forces Entertainment Unit during World War II. He marked his film debut as a performer in "Hour of Glory" (1949, originally titled "The Small Back Room) and appeared in a wide range of pictures over the next two decades for which included Quatermass II: Enemy from Space" (1957) from the Hammer film series. During the 1950s, Forbes gravitated to penning scripts for numerous features among them "The Angry Silence" (1960, for which he co-shared an Academy Award nomination), "The League of Gentlemen" (1960), "Only Two Can Play" (1962) and "The L-Shaped Room" (1962). "Whistle Down the Wind" (1960) marked his directorial debut and he would go onto have credits with "The Wrong Box" (1966), "The Whisperers" (1967) and "The Stepford Wives" (1975), for which he may be most acclaimed. In 1959, Forbes formed Beaver Films along with Richard Attenborough and yielded numerous projects. In 1992, they collaborated on "Chaplin" for which Forbes contributed the screenplay while Attenborough directed the picture. He was formerly married to actress Constance Smith and at the time of his death, he was married to actress Nanette Newman. (bio by: C.S.) 
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Record added: May 08, 2013
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