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John Brabourne (1924–2005)

A director of Thames Television, Euston Films and Thorn EMI, John Brabourne's entrepreneurial skills were crucial to creating some major successes in the British cinema. In the sixties he produced two celebrated Shakespeare adaptations, the film of Othello (1965) starring Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith and Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Kent, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1988 Little Dorrit (producer)
 1984 A Passage to India (producer)
 1982 Evil Under the Sun (producer)
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd (producer)
 1979 Tales from a Flying Trunk (producer)
 1978 Death on the Nile (producer)
 1976 The Copter Kids (executive producer)
 1974 Smokey Joe's Revenge (executive producer)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (producer)
 1971 Tales of Beatrix Potter (executive producer)
 1969 The Dance of Death (producer)
 1968 Romeo and Juliet (producer)
 1968 Up the Junction (producer)
 1967 The Mikado (producer)
 1965 Othello (producer)
 1962 Damn the Defiant! (producer)
 1960 Sink the Bismarck! (producer)
 1958 Harry Black and the Tiger (producer)
 1957 The Beasts of Marseilles (associate producer)
Show Show Production manager (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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He has held various titles and positions, including :President of the Kent Trust for Nature Conservation (1958-97); chairman of Mersham Productions (1970-2005); director of Thames Television (1975-93) and chairman of same (1990-93); Pro-Chancellor at the University of Kent (1992-98) and Provost at Wye College (1994-99) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lord John Brabourne | Lord Brabourne
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In 1943 he succeeded to the title of seventh Baron Brabourne after his elder brother, Norton, was killed by German gunfire whilst attempting to escape from a prisoner-of-war train during World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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