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William Fairchild (1918–2000)

William Fairchild was born on January 6, 1918 in Boscastle, Cornwall, England. UK. He was a writer and director, known for Malta Story (1953), Star! (1968) and John and Julie (1955). He was married to Isabel Dean. He died on May 9, 2000 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 82) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1983 Invitation to the Wedding (writer)
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Roman Touch (1978) ... (story)
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie)
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Twisted Cross (1974) ... (writer)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1974) (play - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Break (1974) ... (writer)
- Breaking Point (1965) ... (writer)
- The Sound of Murder (1964) ... (play)
- The Signal (1959) ... (writer)
 1973 The MacKintosh Man (uncredited)
 1972 The Sound of Murder (TV Movie)
 1972 Embassy
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear (play "The sound of Murder")
 1968 Star! (written by)
 1965 Do Not Disturb (play)
 1965 199 Park Lane (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Tenant (1965) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961) ... (writer)
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Sound of Murder (1961) ... (story)
  The Four Just Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Godfather (1960) ... (story)
- The Rietti Group (1960) ... (writer)
- Maya (1959) ... (written by)
- The Crying Jester (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 The Silent Enemy (screenplay)
 1956 The Extra Day
 1955 Passage Home
 1954 Land of Fury
 1953 Malta Story (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Project M7 (writer)
 1952 Glory at Sea (screenplay)
 1952 The Man with the Gun (TV Movie)
 1949 Badger's Green (writer)
 1948 Colonel Bogey (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Breaking Point," was performed at the Golders Green Hippodrome in Golders Green, London, England with John Gregson, Robert Beatty, Paul Massie, and Robert Ayres in the cast. John Barron was director. See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Playwright and screenwriter, educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Served as a naval officer during World War II. In films from 1947, also as occasional director. As a sideline, Fairchild wrote books on astrology for cats and dogs!.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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