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Jack Lee (III) (1913–2002)

British director Jack Lee studied photography at Regent Street Polytechnic, and in 1938 he was hired by GPO Film as a documentary cameraman. He shot a lot of footage, at great personal risk, during the Nazi bombing campaign during World War II against London, known as "The Blitz", and began his directorial career with two wartime documentaries, ... See full bio »


(age 89) in Sydney, Australia

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A Town Like Alice
The Wooden Horse
The Wooden Horse Director
Maniacs on Wheels
The Woman in the Hall


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 1946 Children on Trial (Documentary)
 1945 The Eighth Plague (Short)
 1943 Undersea Raider (Documentary)
 1942 Ordinary People (Documentary short)
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I remember seeing newspaper article referring to me as "the veteran British director". I thought, am I? I realized new talent had taken over and it was unlikely I would make another film. Although I wasn't happy about it, it was something I had to accept.


Elder brother of Laurie Lee, the author of "Cider With Rosie". He had an enduring rivalry with Laurie which eventually ended in a disagreement over a Henry Moore drawing which Laurie had given to Jack for a cash advance. When Jack left his wife Nora for Isabel Kidman Nora sold it at Sotheby's for a relatively small amount, she not knowing of the arrangement. See more »

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