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William Fairchild (1918–2000)

William Fairchild was born on January 6, 1918 in Boscastle, Cornwall, England. He was a writer and director, known for John and Julie (1955), Star! (1968) and The Four Just Men (1959). He was married to Isabel Dean. He died on May 9, 2000 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 82) in London, England, UK

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Known For

(1955)
Star! Writer
(1968)
(1959-1960)
(1958)

Filmography

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 1985 Invitation to the Wedding (writer)
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- The Roman Touch (1978) ... (from a story by)
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Break (1974)
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Twisted Cross (1974) ... (writer)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1974) (play - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Break (1974) ... (writer)
- Breaking Point (1965) ... (writer)
- The Sound of Murder (1964) ... (play)
- Some Other Love (1962)
- The Signal (1959) ... (writer)
 1973 The MacKintosh Man (uncredited)
 1972 Embassy (screenplay)
 1972 Over moord gesproken (TV Movie)
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear (play "The sound of Murder")
 1968 Star! (written by)
 1965 Do Not Disturb (play)
  199 Park Lane (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 1965) (writer - 12 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.17 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.16 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.15 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.14 (1965) ... (creator)
 1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961) ... (writer)
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Sound of Murder (1961) ... (story)
  The Four Just Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Godfather (1960) ... (story)
- The Rietti Group (1960) ... (writer)
- Maya (1959) ... (written by)
- The Crying Jester (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Man with the Gun (1958) ... (story - as W.E. Fairchild)
 1958 The Silent Enemy (screenplay)
 1956 The Extra Day
 1956 No Man's Land (TV Movie) (adapted for television by) / (play)
 1955 Value for Money (screenplay)
 1955 John and Julie (by) / (written by)
 1955 Passage Home (screenplay)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Man with the Gun (1954) ... (story - as W.E.C. Fairchild)
 1954 Land of Fury
 1954 Front Page Story (adaptation)
 1953 Malta Story (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Project M7 (screenplay)
 1952 Glory at Sea (screenplay)
 1952 The Man with the Gun (TV Movie)
 1951 Outcast of the Islands (screenplay)
 1951 The Long Dark Hall (additional scenes and dialogue - as W.E.C. Fairchild)
 1950 Operation Disaster (screenplay - as W.E.C. Fairchild)
 1949 Badger's Green (writer)
 1948 Colonel Bogey (writer)
 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case (original story - as W.E.C. Fairchild) / (screenplay - as W.E.C. Fairchild)
 1948 A Song for Tomorrow (screenplay - as W.E.C. Fairchild) / (story - as W.E.C. Fairchild)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Sound of Murder," was performed at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England with Andrew Ryan, Sylvia Carson, Evelyn McLean, Zach Vanderfelt, David Martin, David Rumelle, Jasmine Darke and Giles Stoakley in the cast. Lionel Chilcott and John Bromley were directors. See more »

Alternate Names:

W.E.C. Fairchild | W.E. Fairchild
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Playwright and screenwriter, educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Served as a naval officer during World War II. In films from 1947, also as occasional director. As a sideline, Fairchild wrote books on astrology for cats and dogs!.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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