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Bryan Forbes has died aged 86

9 May 2013 1:42 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

British writer, director and actor Bryan Forbes has died aged 86, a family friend has revealed. Forbes began his career as an actor, before carving a name for himself as a screenwriter and later a director, with his 1945-48 military service occasionally inspiring his work. Writing the likes of The League Of Gentlemen (1960), The Whisperers (1967) and Deadfall (1968) (the latter two he also directed), Forbes made his directorial debut with Whistle Down The Wind in 1960, which earned four BAFTA nods. Among the most significant...

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Bryan Forbes, Prolific British Director/Writer/Producer, Dead At Age 86

8 May 2013 8:34 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Bryan Forbes, who personified the golden age of British cinema in the post-wwii era, has died at age 86. Forbes started out as an actor before morphing into a screenwriter and esteemed director. He teamed with Richard Attenborough to form a film production company. Among their films was The Angry Silence, an acclaimed 1960 movie in which both men starred. It dealt squarely with England's omnipresent tensions between business leaders and union members. Forbes co-wrote the screenplay and produced the movie. His high profile films as director include such British classics as Whistle Down the Wind, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The Wrong Box, The Whisperers, King Rat, Deadfall, The Slipper and the Rose, The L-Shaped Room, International Velvet as well as the hit 1975 Hollywood horror flick The Stepford Wives. Forbes also wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for some of these films as well as the comedy classic The League of Gentlemen and director Attenborough's Chaplin. »

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'Stepford Wives' director Bryan Forbes dies, aged 86

8 May 2013 2:10 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Film director Bryan Forbes has died at the age of 86.

The filmmaker is best known for shooting the 1975 movie The Stepford Wives.

He passed away after a long illness at his home in Virginia Water in Surrey.

Family friend Matthew D'Ancona told BBC News: "Bryan Forbes was a titan of cinema, known and loved by people around the world in the film and theatre industries and known in other fields including politics.

"He is simply irreplaceable and it is wholly apt that he died surrounded by his family."

Forbes made his directorial debut with Whistle Down the Wind in 1961, and directed the likes of Sir Michael Caine (Deadfall), Malcolm McDowell (The Raging Moon) and Sir Roger Moore (The Naked Face).

He was born in Stratford, London and formed the production company Beaver Films with long-time collaborator Richard Attenborough.

He was married to Irish actress Constance Smith for four years, »

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