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Bryan Forbes (1926–2013)

Bryan Forbes was born on July 22, 1926 in Stratford, London, England as John Theobald Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for Chaplin (1992), Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976). He was married to Nanette Newman and Constance Smith. He died on May 8, 2013 in Virginia Water, Surrey, ... See full bio »

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 1987 December Flower (TV Movie)
Harry Grey
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Derek Spencer
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Derek Spencer
 1985 Restless Natives
 1978 International Velvet
Awards Presenter (uncredited)
 1965 King Rat
Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Camp Attendant (as Turk Thrust)
 1964 Of Human Bondage (uncredited)
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
 1960 The Angry Silence
Journalist (uncredited)
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
Young Lieutenant (as Brian Forbes: in closing credits)
 1958 The Key
 1957 Enemy from Space
 1956 The Extra Day
 1956 It's Great to Be Young!
Mr. Parkes, Organ Salesman.
 1956 Theatre (TV Movie)
Tom Fennel
 1956 Satellite in the Sky
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Prof. Evans
 1956 The Black Tent
Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)
 1956 Now and Forever
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Donald Clifton
- The Bargain (1955) ... Donald Clifton
 1955 Passage Home
 1955 Up to His Neck
 1955 The Colditz Story
Jimmy Winslow
 1954 Journey's End (TV Movie)
2nd Lt. Hibbert
 1953-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Hepworth / Dmitri Razoumikhin / Robert Vanier / ...
- The Gift (1954) ... Charles Hepworth
- Crime and Punishment (1953) ... Dmitri Razoumikhin
- The Road (1953) ... Robert Vanier
- Moonshine (1953) ... Michael Ransom
- Johnnie Was a Hero (1953) ... Bill Miller
 1953 Wheel of Fate
Ted Reid
 1953 Sea Devils
 1952 The World in His Arms
William Cleggett
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Fighter (uncredited)
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Fred Starling - Biddle crew member
 1950 The Wooden Horse
 1949 Dear Mr. Prohack
 1949 All Over the Town
 1949 Hour of Glory
Peterson, dying gunner (as Brian Forbes)
 1948 The Breadwinner (TV Movie)
Patrick Battle
 1946 Smith, Our Friend (Short)
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Other Works:

He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth", in the Old Vic Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Frances Tomelty, Brian Blessed, Clive Wood and Dudley Sutton in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 46 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bryan Forbes CBE | Brian Forbes | Turk Thrust

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Personal Quote:

If you treat the production of films like the production of shoes, you end up with Hush Puppies. See more »


Established Allied Film Makers (AFM) in 1959 along with Richard Attenborough, Guy Green, Basil Dearden, Michael Relph and Jack Hawkins. AFM acted as a producers co-operative in conjunction with The Rank Organisation which provided 10% of the costs (but no artistic control). The first collaboration was The League of Gentlemen (1960) premiered in 1960 and was the sixth most successful box office ... See more »

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