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Perry Henzell (I) (1936–2006)

Perry Henzell was born on March 7, 1936 in Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica as Maxwell Perry Henzell. He was married to Sally Densham. He died on November 30, 2006 in Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. See full bio »

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 1972 The Harder They Come (written by)
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 2006/I No Place Like Home (producer)
 1972 The Harder They Come (producer)
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 2006/I No Place Like Home
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 2009 Frankenpimp (special thanks)
 2002 Shottas (very special thanks - as Perry 'The Godfather' Henzell)
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 2015 A Filmmaker's Odyssey (Documentary short)
 2011 Man Free (Documentary)
 2006 Literature Alive (TV Series documentary)
- Creation Fire: Part 2 (2006) ... Himself
 2006 Roots of Reggae: The Ernest Ranglin Story (Video documentary short)
 2002 Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music (TV Series documentary)
- Rebel Music (2002) ... Himself

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He shot his first feature film The Harder They Come (1972) in brief bursts and at weekends over a three year period, with financial assistance from friends and relatives, and also Island records founder Chris Blackwell. See more »

Alternate Names:

Perry 'The Godfather' Henzell

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The Jamaican premiere of his second film No Place Like Home (2006) , which was discovered and finished by Henzell almost 30 years after he began filming, took place the day after his death. See more »

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