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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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Known For

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

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Alternate Names:

Shaun Terence Young
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Of all the Bond films I did, From Russia with Love (1963) was the best. See more »

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During World War II, he was a paratrooper in the British army, and took part in the battle of Arnhem, Holland, where he was wounded. Young was transferred to a Dutch hospital, where he was nursed back to health. One of the volunteer nurses who took care of him was a 16-year-old Dutch girl named Audrey Heenstra - who became better known as Audrey Hepburn. More than 20 years later, he directed her ... See more »

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He frequently cast Desmond Llewelyn and Anthony Dawson.

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