Knowledge Identifier: +David_Lean
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1908.
Countries: United Kingdom (45%), United States (33%), (5%)
Linked to: British Film Institute, Gaumont Film Company, Leighton Park School, University of Oxford
By 1930 he was working as an editor on newsreels, including those of Gaumont Pictures and Movietone.
Margaret Rutherford - Although she made her film debut in 1936, it would be Rutherford's turn as Madame Arcati in David Lean's film of "Blithe Spirit" that would actually establish her screen success
Kay Walsh - Walsh first met David Lean, a film editor, in 1936, during the filming of "Secret Of Stamboul"
Nigel Patrick - During the late 1940s and 1950s he became a popular, debonair leading man in British film with notable success in "The Sound Barrier" , under the direction of David Lean
In Which We Serve - A Region 1 DVD was released as part of the David Lean Collection by MGM on 7 September 2004
Noel Coward - One of these plays, "Still Life", was expanded into the 1945 David Lean film "Brief Encounter"
Brief Encounter - "'Brief Encounter"' is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean about British suburban life, centering on Laura, a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a stranger, Alec
Alec Guinness - One of its viewers was a young British film editor, David Lean, who would later have Guinness reprise his role in Lean's 1946 film adaptation of the play
British Academy of Film and Television Arts - BAFTA started out as the "'British Film Academy"', founded in 1947 by directors David Lean, Alexander_Korda, Roger Manvell, Laurence Olivier, Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Michael Balcon, Carol Reed, and other major figures of the British film industry
Wilfred Shingleton - His career really kicked off into a higher gear in 1947 when he won the Academy *award for his atmospheric sets for David Lean's "Great Expectations"
Moyra Fraser - Fraser's first film role was in the 1948 musical "The Dancing Years", and two years later she appeared in the David Lean film "Madeleine"
Claude Rains - In 1949, he appeared in David Lean's "The Passionate Friends"
The Passionate Friends - "'The Passionate Friends"' is a 1949 British romantic drama film directed by David Lean
Ivan Desny - Desny appeared in the 1950 film "Madeleine" by the English director David Lean
Madeleine Smith - Smith's story was the basis for several plays and the 1950 film "Madeleine", directed by David Lean
Malcolm Arnold - In 1957, Arnold won an Academy *award for the music to David Lean's epic film "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
In 1962, Lean made his most famous film, Lawrence of Arabia, about a British officer who unites the tribes of the Arab peninsula to fight in World War One. The film made actor Peter O'Toole a star and won several more academy awards for Lean, including best picture and best director.
Omar Sharif - Sharif's first English language film was in the role of Sharif Ali in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962
In 1965, Lean had his greatest box office success, Doctor Zhivago, a romance set during the Russian revolution.
Carlo Ponti - He produced his most popular and financially successful film, David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago" in 1965
Boris Pasternak - The first screen adaptation of "Doctor Zhivago", adapted by Robert Bolt and directed by David Lean, appeared in 1965
Doctor Zhivago (novel) - The novel was made into a film by David Lean in 1965, and since has twice been adapted for television, most recently as a miniseries for Russian TV in 2006
In 1970, David Lean directed Ryan's Daughter a doomed romance set in Ireland.
The Bridge on the River Kwai - On the evenings of January 28 and 29, 1973, ABC telecast another David Lean color spectacular, "Lawrence of Arabia", but that telecast "was" split into two parts over two evenings, due to the film's nearly four-hour length
Lawrence of Arabia (film) - The first round of cuts was made at the direction and even insistence of David Lean, to assuage criticisms of the film's length and increase the number of showings per day; however, during the 1989 restoration he passed blame for the cuts onto by-then-deceased producer Sam Spiegel
Larry Auerbach - Auerbach received the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award in 1991, and was named a DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004, joining a small, elite group that includes Charles Chaplin, David Lean, Frank_Capra, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Elia Kazan, Chuck Jones, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Jack Valenti
John Boorman - When his friend David Lean died in 1991, Boorman was announced to be taking over direction of Lean's long planned adaptation of "Nostromo", though the production collapsed
Boris Pasternak - The Russian TV version of 2006, directed by Alexander Proshkin and starring Oleg Menshikov as Zhivago, is considered more faithful to Pasternak's novel than David Lean's 1965 film