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Bill Forsyth (I)


Bill Forsyth was born on July 29, 1946 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland as William David Forsyth. He is a director and writer, known for Local Hero (1983), Gregory's Girl (1980) and Housekeeping (1987). See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Local Hero
Local Hero Director
(1983)
Gregory's Girl
Gregory's Girl Director
(1980)
Housekeeping
Housekeeping Director
(1987)
That Sinking Feeling
(1979)

Filmography

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 1994 Being Human
 1989 Breaking In
 1987 Housekeeping
 1983 Local Hero
 1981 Andrina (Short)
 1972 Islands of the West (Documentary short)
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Resume at PFD

Alternate Names:

William Forsyth
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Personal Quote:

And so the passion ultimately fizzles out because of the limitations of the goal; because movies are really not that important. At the very end of the day you're sitting with an audience of four or five hundred people and all they want is to be entertained. You see we're dealing with a medium which really only wants to involve itself in the superficial manipulation of emotions. See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 356-361. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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