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James Hill (I) (1919–1994)

British writer, director and producer. A former documentary maker, he started with the GPO Film Unit in 1937 as an assistant, then served in the RAF Film Unit during World War II. Post-war, he made further documentaries as well as children's films, both feature-length (starting with The Stolen Plans (1952)) and shorts. His best known feature film ... See full bio »

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Born Free
Born Free Director
(1966)
Worzel Gummidge
Worzel Gummidge Director
(1979-1981)
Black Beauty
Black Beauty Director
(1971)
The Home-Made Car
(1963)

Filmography

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 1987-1989 Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Aunt Sally, R.A. (1989)
- Weevily Swede (1989)
 1986 Prospects (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Love Byte (1985)
- Frightmare (1985)
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series) (30 episodes)
- Muvvers' Day (1981)
- The Golden Hind (1981)
- Worzel in Revolt (1981)
 1980 The Wild and the Free (TV Movie)
 1979 Dick Barton: Special Agent (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Adventure Three: Part 1 (1979) ... (uncredited)
 1978 The Great Pram Race (Documentary short)
 1977 Focus on Sight (Documentary short)
 1977 The Queen's Garden (Documentary)
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Faces (1976)
- To Catch a Rat (1976)
 1974 The Tender Trap (Documentary)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Home of One's Own (1971) ... (directed by)
 1971 Black Beauty
 1970 The Man from O.R.G.Y. (as James A. Hill)
 1969 Light Entertainment Killers (TV Movie)
 1969 The Lions Are Free (Documentary)
 1968 Journey Into Darkness (episode "Paper Dolls")
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Paper Dolls (1968)
 1966 The Specialist (Short)
 1966 Born Free
 1963-1965 The Saint (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Rhine Maiden (1965)
- The High Fence (1964)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Big Fix (1964)
 1964 The Golden Head (replaced during production)
 1963 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1963 The Home-Made Car (Short)
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Vacant Chair (1963)
 1961 Lunch Hour
 1961 A Sunday in September (TV Movie documentary)
 1961 The Kitchen
 1960 Giuseppina (Short)
 1958 Skyhook (Documentary short)
 1957 Cold Comfort (Short)
 1955 The New Explorers (Documentary)
 1949 A Journey for Jeremy (Short)
 1946 Apples from Your Garden (Documentary short) (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

James A. Hill | James H. Hill
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Trivia:

Donald Pleasence's character, Flight Lt. Colin Blythe, "The Forger" in The Great Escape (1963), was based on Hill.

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