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Joseph Losey (1909–1984)


Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming The Prowler (1951) in Italy he was summoned to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Servant Director
(1963)
Accident Director
(1967)
The Go-Between Director
(1971)
Mr. Klein Director
(1976)

Filmography

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 2001 Youth Gets a Break (Short)
 1985 Steaming
 1982 La truite
 1979 Don Giovanni
 1976 Mr. Klein
 1975 Galileo
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1968 Boom!
 1967 Accident
 1963 The Servant
 1962 The Damned
 1962 Eva
 1959 First on the Road (Short)
 1956 X the Unknown (uncredited)
 1956 Finger of Guilt (as Joseph Walton)
 1956 A Man on the Beach (Short)
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger (as Victor Hanbury)
 1952 Stranger on the Prowl (as Andrea Forzano)
 1951 The Big Night
 1951 The Prowler
 1951 M
 1950 The Lawless
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
 1942 A Child Went Forth (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Sunup to Sundown" on Broadway. Written by Francis Edward Faragoh. Hudson Theatre: 1 Feb 1938-Feb 1938 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Leslie Barrett, Henry Bashein, Nancy Bashein, Harris Berger, Earl Brisgal, Margery Britton, Mills Brooke, Frances Dworkin, Nonnie Edwards, Thomas Fisher, Lester Florant, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Andrea Forzano | Terence Hanbury | Victor Hanbury | Joseph Walton

Spouse:

Patricia Losey  (his death) | See more »

Children:

gavrik losey | See more »

Relatives:

joachim losey (great grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The productiveness of the director-actor relationship depends on the degree to which the actor trusts the director. Unless the actor feels he can safely risk everything he has to give without making himself ridiculous he won't try. He'll play safe until he knows the director will not let him make a fool of himself. See more »

Trivia:

Studied with Bertolt Brecht in Germany. See more »

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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