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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, UK
Birth NameAlexander Philip Saville

Mini Bio (1)

Philip Saville was born on October 28, 1930 in London, England as Alexander Philip Saville. He was a director and actor, known for Armchair Theatre (1956), The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003) and Metroland (1997). He was married to Nina Francis and Jane Arden. He died on December 22, 2016 in Hampstead, Camden, London.

Spouse (2)

Nina Francis (1987 - 22 December 2016) (his death) (1 child)
Jane Arden (1947 - 20 December 1982) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (8)

Father-in-law of Tracy Granger.
Philip Saville and Nina Saville have a son called Waldo.
Pioneered the use of videotape for location recording in 1964 "capturing the whole of Hamlet at Elsinore electronically in and around Denmark's Kronborg castle".
Pioneering British television director who joined ABC TV and subsequently worked on many acclaimed dramas, including 40 plays of Armchair Theatre between 1956 and 1974.
During the 1960s had a five-year 'no strings attached' relationship with actress Diana Rigg.
He reportedly watched 'The Wizard of Oz' dozens of times, his idea of pure escapism.
In the early 1960s he had a relationship with influential British Pop artist Pauline Boty.

Personal Quotes (2)

I love everything about women, but I fear their dependence. I don't think actresses are terribly special, but being a director, I tend to fall in love with them over and over again...I loathe women who are housewives only. I also detest romantics. I wouldn't want to hold hands and I don't give flowers to women... Unfortunately, over time, women tend to get boring and weepy.
I've always been drawn to sticking my head on the block.

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