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Joseph Losey (1909–1984)

Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming The Prowler (1951) in Italy he was summoned to ... See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 Steaming
 1979 Don Giovanni
 1976 Mr. Klein
 1975 Galileo
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1968 Boom!
 1967 Accident
 1963 The Servant
 1962 Eva
 1959 First on the Road (Short)
 1956 X the Unknown (uncredited)
 1956 Finger of Guilt (as Joseph Walton)
 1955 A Man on the Beach (Short)
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger (as Victor Hanbury)
 1952 Stranger on the Prowl (as Andrea Forzano)
 1951 The Big Night
 1951 The Prowler
 1951 M
 1950 The Lawless
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
 1941 A Child Went Forth (Short documentary)
 1941 Youth Gets a Break (Short)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andrea Forzano | Terence Hanbury | Victor Hanbury | Joseph Walton

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I don't think there is any business in the world which is self-styled an 'industry' - because it is only the producers and directors who insist on calling the film a 'business' or 'industry' - where people so cavalierly hire specialists at vast prices only to devote themselves to hampering the work of the specialist they've hired. See more »


Is the father, with Elizabeth, of film producer Gavrik Losey. His grandsons and Gavrik's sons Marek Losey and Luke Losey are also directors. See more »



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