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Carol Reed (I) (1906–1976)


Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Art Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Third Man Director
(1949)
Oliver! Director
(1968)
The Fallen Idol Director
(1948)
Odd Man Out Director
(1947)

Filmography

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 1970 Flap
 1968 Oliver!
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (some scenes, uncredited)
 1958 The Key
 1956 Trapeze
 1949 The Third Man
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1945 The True Glory (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 The Way Ahead
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
 1942 We Serve (Short)
 1941 A Letter from Home (Short)
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 Bank Holiday
 1935 It Happened in Paris (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

stage: spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Carol Reed

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Penelope Dudley-Ward  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on the task of directing Oliver! (1968)] This is [Charles Dickens]. There are problems of a special kind. You say to yourself: "Fagin as a character would never dream of singing anything, nor, perhaps, would the Artful Dodger or Bill Sikes". They would probably get a laugh. The only way we could do justice to these characters as well as we knew how, and you can only do that in England. We ... See more »

Trivia:

It is worth noting that when Reed resigned as director of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), he claimed that it was as a result of disagreements with producer Aaron Rosenberg--not, as is usually said, with star Marlon Brando. Brando always claimed that he admired Reed greatly and had supported him in arguments with Rosenberg. See more »

Trademark:

Children figure significantly in his films (The Fallen Idol (1948) told through a child's point of view, Boy with ball in The Third Man (1949), protagonists in Oliver! (1968) are children; children are everywhere & see everything in Odd Man Out (1947)) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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