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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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Other Works:

He directed Clifford Odets' play, "Golden Boy", in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Derek Newark, Lisa Eichhorn, Jeremy Flynn, Karl Johnson, Trevor Ray, Jack Shepherd and Edward de Souza in the cast. See more »

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He was awarded the 1985 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Director for The Mysteries. See more »

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