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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 November 1912Manchester, England, UK
Date of Death 30 September 1976

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Dehn's show-business career began in 1936 as a movie reviewer for several London newspapers. He later wrote plays, operettas and musicals for the stage. Dehn's first screenplay, for Seven Days to Noon (1950), garnered him an Oscar. He later wrote everything from James Bond films to entries in the "Planet of the Apes" series, and also was a lyricist for several film musicals.

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He was film critic for the London "News Chronicle" newspaper for many years until it ceased publication at the start of the 1960s; he then moved for three years to the London "Daily Herald", leaving it in the Spring of 1963 to concentrate full-time on writing screenplays.
In 1943-1944 he was chief instructor at Camp X in Ontario. His wartime experience helped him write screenplays for films like "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" and "Goldfinger".
Uncle of the actresses Kika Markham and Petra Markham of make up artist Sonia Markham and of writer Jehane Markham. Brother-in-law of David Markham.

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