No photo available. Represent Basil Dearden? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,551 this week

Basil Dearden (1911–1971)

A former stage director, Basil Dearden entered films as an assistant to director Basil Dean (he changed his name from Dear to avoid being confused with Dean). Dearden worked his way up the ladder and directed (with Will Hay) his first film in 1941; two years later he directed his first film on his own. He eventually became associated with writer/... See full bio »

Bruce Campbell and Lee Majors Give Their Best One-Liners

Kevin Smith sits down with "Ash vs Evil Dead" stars Bruce Campbell and Lee Majors on the IMDb Yacht at San Diego Comic-Con.

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 people
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 2146 people
created 15 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 31 people
created 08 Jun 2014
 
a list of 89 people
created 25 Dec 2014
 
a list of 26 people
created 11 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Basil Dearden's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dead of Night
Dead of Night Director
(1945)
Khartoum
Khartoum Director
(1966)
Victim
Victim Director
(1961)
The League of Gentlemen
(1960)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (45 credits)
 1971-1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Powerswitch (1971)
- Overture (1971)
 1966 Khartoum
 1965 Masquerade
 1964 A Place to Go
 1961 Victim
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Treviso Dam (1960)
- The Heritage (1960)
- Rogue's Harvest (1960)
 1959 Sapphire
 1958 Nowhere to Go (uncredited)
 1956 The Green Man (uncredited)
 1956 Who Done It?
 1955 PT Raiders
 1950 Cage of Gold
 1950 The Blue Lamp
 1949 Train of Events (segments "The Actor", "The Prisoner-of-War", uncredited)
 1948 Saraband
 1947 Frieda
 1945 Dead of Night (segments "Hearse Driver", "Linking Narrative")
 1939 Under Suspicion (TV Movie)
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Father of James Dearden and Torquil Dearden. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Discuss Basil Dearden on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page