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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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Won 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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After producing The Looking Glass War (1969), he hoped to become a director, but this never happened - something for which he was inclined to blame David Lean, who was keen not to lose his services as a production designer. His relationship with Lean in subsequent years was rather fractious - Box did a lot of preliminary work on Lean's planned two films about the "Bounty" mutineers and later on ... See more »

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The Magician

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