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Val Guest (1911–2006)

Val Guest began his career as an actor on the British stage and in early sound films. He ran the one-man London office of "The Hollywood Reporter" until an encounter with director Marcel Varnel led to a screen writing job at Gainsborough Studios. Guest's directing career began in the early 1940s with a Ministry of Information short about the perils... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Child's Play (1984)
- In Possession (1984)
 1976-1977 Space: 1999 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Dorzak (1977)
- The AB Chrysalis (1976)
 1976 Sporting Chance (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Going, Going... (1973)
- The Bradley Way (1972)
 1972 Au Pair Girls
 1971-1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Angie... Angie (1971)
 1970 Toomorrow
 1968 Assignment K
 1964 Contest Girl
 1962 Jigsaw
 1958 Up the Creek
 1956 The Weapon
 1954 Family Affair
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Stage: Wrote "Red Headed Blonde," performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England, with Arthur Lovegrove, Jerry Desmonde, Naunton Wayne, Yolande Donlan, Lionel Blair and Margot Lister in the cast. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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I never had enough money to make any of my films. I just had to use my wits. I came on the set and I was expected to have "instant genius." Over the years of battling against all odds I learned what I could get away with. I've spent my career trying to make inexpensive pictures look more expensive by using "tricks." See more »

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Directed Jon Pertwee seven times. See more »

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