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Ken Annakin (1914–2009)


A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he directed. He worked steadily thereafter, mainly in light ... See full bio »

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 2014 Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (TV Mini Series)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (archive footage)
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
 1975 Paper Tiger
 1967 The Long Duel
 1962 The Fast Lady
 1962 The Longest Day (British exterior episodes)
 1961 The Hellions
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain (directed by)
 1958 Elephant Gun
 1954 Land of Fury
 1951 Hotel Sahara
 1950 Trio (episode "Mr. Know-All", episode "Verger, The")
 1949 Landfall
 1948 Quartet (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1948 Miranda
 1947 Holiday Camp (as Kenneth Annakin)
 1946 English Criminal Justice (Documentary short)
 1946 Fenlands (Documentary short)
 1946 It Began on the Clyde (Short)
 1946 Make Fruitful the Land (Short)
 1946 West Riding (Documentary short)
 1943 A Ride with Uncle Joe (Short)
 1943 London 1942 (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Book: "So You Wanna Be a Director?". Sheffield (UK): Tomahawk Press. ISBN 0953192652

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Annakin

Spouse:

Pauline Carter  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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In 1970-71, he produced, directed and co-wrote an adaption of the 1969 Olivia Manning novel The Play Room, a story of adolescent lesbianism, starring Karen Dotrice, Silvia Dionisio and Mascha Gonska. The money ran out and filming was abandoned in June 1971, 5 days before completion. It was never completed or released. See more »

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