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Bill Bryden

Bill Bryden was born on April 12, 1942 in Greenock, Scotland as William Campbell Rough Bryden. He is a producer and writer, known for Aria (1987), The Long Riders (1980) and Ill Fares the Land (1983). See full bio »
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 1994 The Negotiator (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986-1994 Screen Two (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Hope in the Year Two (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Blood Hunt (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Headhunters (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Right as Rain (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Maradona Land (1994) ... (executive producer)
- The Golden Hello (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Down Among the Big Boys (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 The Bogie Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Play on One (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes, 1988 - 1991) (producer - 2 episodes, 1988)
- Gas and Candles (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Misterioso (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Hang Up (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Clowns (1989) ... (executive producer)
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 1987 Aria (segment "I pagliacci")
 1983 Ill Fares the Land (writer)
 1980 The Long Riders (written by)
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 1996 The Big Picnic (TV Movie)
 1976 Benny Lynch (TV Movie)
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Willie Rough (1976) ... (writer)
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 1992 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Shawl (1989)
 1986 The Holy City (TV Movie)
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 1987 Aria (segment "I pagliacci")
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 2013 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Director, Il Campiello / The Mysteries
- The National Theatre: Part Two - War and Peace (2013) ... Himself - Director, Il Campiello / The Mysteries
 2012 Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of Television in Scotland (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Head of BBC Scotland, 1984-1993
- Characters (2012) ... Himself - Head of BBC Scotland, 1984-1993
- Mean Streets (2012) ... Himself - Head of BBC Scotland, 1984-1993
 2007 James Ellis: An Actor's Life (TV Movie)
Himself - Director

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He directed his play, "The Ship," at the Harland and Wolff Theatre in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. William Dudley was designer. John Tams was music director. See more »

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He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1986 (1985 season) for Best Director of The Mysteries. See more »

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