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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 Director
(1983)
Gregory's Girl Director
(1980)
Housekeeping Director
(1987)
(1979)

Filmography

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 1994 Being Human
 1989 Breaking In
 1987 Housekeeping
 1983 Local Hero
 1981 Andrina (TV Short)
 1972 Islands of the West (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Resume at PFD

Alternate Names:

William Forsyth
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Everybody has reasons. [Answer to a reporter's question "Why aren't there any bad guys in your films?"] 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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