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Charles Crichton (I) (1910–1999)


Director Charles Crichton's film career began as an editor in 1935 with Alexander Korda's London Films, and in that capacity he worked on such productions as Sanders of the River (1935), Things to Come (1936) and Elephant Boy (1937) (which introduced Sabu to movie audiences). He soon left London Films for Ealing Studios, and rose quickly through ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

A Fish Called Wanda
(1988)
The Lavender Hill Mob
(1951)
Dead of Night
Dead of Night Director
(1945)
The Titfield Thunderbolt
(1953)

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 1983 Perishing Solicitors (TV Movie)
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie)
 1979-1982 Dick Turpin (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Secret Folk (1982)
- The Judge (1980)
- The Jail-Birds (1979)
- The Hostages (1979)
 1981 Smuggler (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
 1978-1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Poppy Chain (1978)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Look After Annie (1978)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie)
 1975-1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- New Adam New Eve (1976)
 1976 Rentaghost (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1976) ... (film sequences)
 1976 The Day After Tomorrow (TV Movie)
 1975 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Into Infinity (1975)
 1973-1974 The Protectors (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Trial (1974)
- Sugar and Spice (1974)
- Border Line (1973)
- Dragon Chase (1973)
 1972-1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Where's Jonah? (1974)
- Lost Godess (1973)
- Lost: Part 2 (1973)
- Lost: Part 1 (1973)
- Panic (1973)
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Colonel (1971)
 1970 Here Come the Double Deckers! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Go-Karters (1970)
 1969 Light Entertainment Killers (TV Movie)
 1965-1969 The Avengers (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- False Witness (1968)
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Whisper (1968)
- Day of Execution (1967)
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ring of Hate (1964)
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Fair Exchange (1964)
 1962-1963 Man of the World (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Prince (1963)
- The Bandit (1963)
- The Runaways (1962)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Wild Duck (1957)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," at the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, with Lorna Whitehouse, Dorothy Reynolds, Nancie Jackson, Cyril Luckham, Peter Jackson and Gerald Cross in the cast. John Fernald was director.

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Personal Quote:

People think that if you're directing comedy, you've got to be funny. On the contrary, you've got to be serious.

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Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Alec Guinness (Best Actor, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)), and Kevin Kline (Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)). Kline won the Oscar for his turn. See more »

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