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Lester James Peries

Lester James Peries was born on April 5, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon. He is a director and writer, known for The Line of Destiny (1956), Village in the Jungle (1980) and Mansion by the Lake (2002). He has been married to Sumitra Peries since 1964. See full bio »
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 1990 West End
 1985 Yagunthaya
 1982 Kaliyugaya
 1979 Pinhamy
 1974 The God King
 1972 The Treasure
 1971 Kandy Perahera (Documentary short)
 1970 Forty Leagues from Paradise (Documentary short)
 1969 Steel (Documentary short)
 1964 Forward into the Future (Documentary short)
 1962 Home from the Sea (Documentary)
 1961 Too Many Too Soon (Documentary short)
 1960 The Message
 1955 Be Safe or Be Sorry (Short)
 1954 Conquest in the Dry Zone (Documentary short)
 1950 A Sinhalese Dance (Short)
 1950 Farewell to Childhood (Short)
 1949 Soliloquy (Documentary short)
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Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992

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