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Carol Reed (I) (1906–1976)


Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Third Man
The Third Man Director
(1949)
Oliver!
Oliver! Director
(1968)
The Fallen Idol
The Fallen Idol Director
(1948)

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Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Carol Reed

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I think it is the director's job--as in the old theatre--to convey faithfully what the author had in mind. Unless you have worked with the author in the first place you cannot convey to the actors what he had in mind nor can you convey to the editor at the end the original idea. In making a picture you have got to go back to the first stage to see how important something may be in establishing ... See more »

Trivia:

One of his earliest mentors was writer Edgar Wallace. See more »

Trademark:

Often cast Trevor Howard See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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