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John Bryan (I) (1911–1969)


British art director and production designer, Oscar winner for Great Expectations (1946), BAFTA winner for Becket (1964). Began in 1932 as a draughtsman for Korda's London Films, graduating to assistant art director by 1936. Noted for his sumptuous designs for Gainsborough and Cineguild productions in the 1940's and 50's. See more trivia »


(age 57) in Surrey, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Pygmalion Art Director
Caesar and Cleopatra
Caesar and Cleopatra Art Director
Major Barbara
Major Barbara Art Director
Becket Production Designer


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E.J. Bryan

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The irregularity of your lines on a sketch-board is what makes a set come alive.


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