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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)
Wait Until Dark Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 1981 Inchon
 1980 Long Days (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1979 Bloodline
 1974 The Klansman
 1973 The Amazons
 1971 Red Sun
 1970 Cold Sweat
 1968 Mayerling
 1967 The Rover
 1966 Triple Cross
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower (TV Movie)
 1965 Thunderball (directed by)
 1963 From Russia with Love (directed by)
 1962 Dr. No (directed by)
 1961 Duel of Champions (english version)
 1961 Black Tights
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Tank Force
 1956 Zarak
 1956 Safari
 1955 That Lady
 1953 Paratrooper
 1948 Woman Hater
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shaun Terence Young

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Sabine Sun  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

In his late years, he directed a six-hour documentary on, and for, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, titled "The Long Journeys" or "The Long Days". The Portuguese given title was "Os Longos Dias" (no release year), but the film has never been screened outside Libya. See more »

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Frequently casts Desmond Llewelyn and Anthony Dawson

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