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John Woolf (I) (1913–1999)

John Woolf was born on March 15, 1913 in London, England. He is known for his work on Tales of the Unexpected (1979), Oliver! (1968) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). He was married to Ann Saville, Edana Romney and Dorothy Vernon. He died on June 28, 1999 in London. See full bio »


(age 86) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Tales of the Unexpected
Oliver! Producer
The Day of the Jackal
Room at the Top
Room at the Top Producer


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 1979-1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (executive producer - 91 episodes)
- Mr. Know-All (1988) ... (executive producer)
- A Time to Die (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Finger of Suspicion (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Dead Don't Steal (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Wink Three Times (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1983 The Kingfisher (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Atom Spies (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Last Wishes (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1977 Joe and Mary (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Alternative 3 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Waiting for Sheila (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1974 The Odessa File (producer)
 1973 No Sex Please: We're British (executive producer)
 1973 The Day of the Jackal (producer)
 1968 Oliver! (producer)
 1965 Life at the Top (producer - uncredited)
 1962 The L-Shaped Room (producer - uncredited)
 1962 Term of Trial (producer - uncredited)
 1959 Room at the Top (producer)
 1958 The Silent Enemy (executive producer - uncredited)
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello (producer - uncredited)
 1956 Three Men in a Boat (producer - uncredited)
 1956 Dry Rot (producer - uncredited)
 1956 Panic in the Parlor (producer - uncredited)
 1955 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1955 I Am a Camera (producer - uncredited)
 1954 Court Martial (producer - uncredited)
 1954 The Good Die Young (producer - uncredited)
 1953 Beat the Devil (producer - uncredited)
 1953 Innocents in Paris (producer - uncredited)
 1952 Moulin Rouge (producer - uncredited)
 1951 The African Queen (producer - uncredited)
 1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (producer - uncredited)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Sir John Woolf

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Resigned as joint Managing Director of Rank Films in 1948 to form Romulus Films with his brother James Woolf. They also set up the distribution company Remus Films. See more »

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