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John Box (1920–2005)

John Box was born on January 27, 1920 in London, England as John Allan Hyatt Box. He is known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Oliver! (1968). He was married to Doris Lee. He died on March 7, 2005 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia Production Designer
(1962)
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago Production Designer
(1965)
Oliver!
Oliver! Production Designer
(1968)
First Knight
First Knight Production Designer
(1995)

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[on designing the Cardinal Wolsey scenes in A Man for All Seasons (1966)]: Fred Zinnemann's intention was to present Wolsey as power and authority. That, to me, meant a feeling of claustrophobia which would accentuate the character and power of Wolsey, and would involve the audience with Thomas More as he confronted the great man of his time. So we put Wolsey in a small room to emphasize his ... See more »

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Legendary production designer John Box(1929-2005) designed three Academy Award 'Best Picture' winners (Lawrence of Arabia (1962), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Oliver! (1968)) and three Academy Award 'Best Picture' nominees (Doctor Zhivago (1965), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), A Passage to India (1984)) in his unparalleled career. He was nominated 6 times for the Academy Award, winning 4 times, ... See more »

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