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Terence Young (1915–1994)


Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised while listening to a concert in an army training ... See full bio »

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Dr. No Director
(1962)
Thunderball Director
(1965)
(1963)
Inchon Director
(1981)

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Alternate Names:

Shaun Terence Young
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Personal Quote:

[on Sean Connery] With the exception of Lassie, Sean Connery is the only person I know who's never been spoiled by success. See more »

Trivia:

He was in a helicopter which crashed over water whilst filming From Russia with Love (1963). It trapped the director below the surface for a considerable time in an air bubble inside the copter's canopy. He was rescued and then immediately went back behind the camera with his arm in a sling. See more »

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He frequently cast Desmond Llewelyn and Anthony Dawson.

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