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John Box (I) (1920–2005)

John Box was born on January 27, 1920 in Hampstead, London, England as John Allan Hyatt Box. He is known for his work on Doctor Zhivago (1965), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and A Man for All Seasons (1966). He was married to Doris Lee and Barbara Courtenay. He died on March 7, 2005 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Doctor Zhivago Production Designer
(1965)
Lawrence of Arabia Production Designer
(1962)
A Man for All Seasons Production Designer
(1966)
Oliver! Production Designer
(1968)

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[on designing the Cardinal Wolsey scenes in A Man for All Seasons (1966)]: Fred Zinnemann's intention was to present Wolsey as power and authority. That, to me, meant a feeling of claustrophobia which would accentuate the character and power of Wolsey, and would involve the audience with Thomas More as he confronted the great man of his time. So we put Wolsey in a small room to emphasize his ... See more »

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He built Doctor Zhivago (1965)'s Russian country house in Spain, and used white plastic sheets and marble dust to replicate a snowy landscape. See more »

Nickname:

The Magician

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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