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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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Known For

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)
 1941 The Pilot Is Safe (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.


Jack Lee's family continue to be involved in the Film Tv and music industries. His son John Lee was for many years a film editor. His Grandson Dr, David Lee lectures at Leeds University in Film and TV documentary studies. His Grandaughter Rebecca Lee is the actress and his other Grandson is the singer and musician Jamie Lee.His third cousin is the actor John Light. See more »

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