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Overview (2)

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died in Wadebridge, Cornwall, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Don Sharp was born on the island of Tasmania off of Australia, and began his show-business career there as an actor. After World War II he traveled to England and continued his acting carer. He became a director in the mid-1950s and turned out some low- and medium-budget musicals, such as the Tommy Steele vehicle The Dream Maker (1963). In the mid-1960s he was hired by horror specialist Hammer Films and turned out some well-received thrillers, including The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), his first for Hammer. He worked on a few films as second-unit director, most notably Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965), before returning to directing again, and turned out a string of thrillers, horror films and comedies. Towards the end of his career he worked in television on mini-series.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Mary Steele (1956 - 14 December 2011) ( his death) ( 4 children)
Gwenda Wilson (1945 - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (3)

Directed Christopher Lee six times.
He enlisted in the Australian Air Force in 1941. He began acting on stage and radio. He emigrated to England in 1949 where he wrote, acted in and began directing children's shows.
Daughter Katherine, sons Andrew and Matthew. Also Jonathan, a music producer under the name of Jonny Dollar died 2009.

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