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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 »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1971-1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Powerswitch (1971)
- Overture (1971)
 1966 Khartoum
 1965 Masquerade
 1963 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)
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In the 1940s he lived with his wife Melissa Stribling at 10, Park Village West, near Regent's Park, London. The Crown Estate owned cul-de-sac also boasted another well-known British director, Seafield Head and his wife, the actress Helen Shingler. See more »

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