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Terence Fisher (1904–1980)


Terence Fisher was born in Maida Vale, England, in 1904. Raised by his grandmother in a strict Christian Scientist environment, Fisher left school while still in his teens to join the Merchant Marine. By his own account he soon discovered that a life at sea was not for him, so he left the service and tried his hand at a succession of jobs ashore. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Horror of Dracula
(1958)
The Mummy
The Mummy Director
(1959)

Filmography

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 1991 Robin Hood: The Movie (Video)
 1964 The Gorgon
 1961 The Devil's Hands (Short)
 1959 The Mummy
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Heads or Tails (1959)
- Commando Crook (1959)
- 77 Bus (1959)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Temporary Escape (1958)
 1957 The Adventures of Clint and Mac (TV Series)
 1957 The Gay Cavalier (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Girl of Quality (1957)
- The Masked Lady (1957)
- Dragon's Heart (1957)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Infidel (1957)
- The Blackbird (1957)
- The Dream (1957)
- Hubert (1957)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Tower (1957)
- The Bell (1957)
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Debt (1956)
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stolen Face (1956)
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 The Dynamiters (uncredited)
 1955 The Flaw
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The 90th Day (1955)
- King High (1954)
- The Silent Man (1954)
- Take a Number (1953)
- The Surgeon (1953)
 1954 Three's Company (episodes "The Surgeon", "Take a Number")
 1954 Race for Life
 1954 Blackout
 1953 Spaceways
 1953 Man in Hiding
 1952 The Gambler and the Lady (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1952 Stolen Face
 1952 Man Bait
 1949 Marry Me
 1949 Lost Daughter
 1948 To the Public Danger (Short)
 1948 Colonel Bogey
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Alternate Names:

T.R. Fisher | Terry Fisher
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Personal Quote:

You have to aim for a suspension of disbelief. Visually speaking, I think my films are good and believable, because I have a good visual sense within the frame. I hate what I call "tricky shooting" - which makes a film look like a long TV commercial. See more »

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Although he directed 29 films for Hammer, including all their biggest and most iconic hits, he did not have a harmonious relationship with the company, least of all with the big boss, James Carreras. After the box-office failure of "The Phantom Of The Opera" (1962), a rather grander Hammer production than usual, he was dropped by the company and spent some time making B-movies for smaller firms ... See more »

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