Basil Dearden (born Basil Clive Dear; 1 January 1911 – 23 March 1971) was an English film director.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Dearden
A former stage director, Basil Dearden entered films as an assistant to director Basil Dean (he changed his name from Dear to avoid being confused with Dean). Dearden worked his way up the ladder and directed (with Will Hay) his first film in 1941; two years later he directed his first film on his own.
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Basil Dearden began as a junior assistant in a the studio manager's office at Ealing Studios. He then became stage production manager for Basil Dearden then moved up to assistant director and associate producer. His first directorial assignment was as co director with Will Hay on Hay's film 'The Black Sheep of Whitehall'
Basil Dearden was born Basil Dear in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex on 1 January 1911. He left school early to work as an office boy in a London underwriting and insurance company. Experience in amateur dramatics led to work with the Ben Greet Company and to his appointment as assistant stage manager at the Grand Theatre, Fulham.
Life and career. Dearden was born at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.He graduated from theatre direction to film, working as an assistant to Basil Dean.He later changed his own name to Dearden to avoid confusion with his mentor.
For decades now, I’ve been waiting for someone to package an oversized picture book called The Films of Basil Dearden. The 1970s would have been a good time for that, since Dearden died in ’71 (car accident), and this mid-rank British director was in need of appreciation.
Born Basil Clive Dearden he was an English film director active from 1938- 1970 he was married to scottish film and television actress Melissa Stribling. Born Basil Clive Dearden he was an English film director active from 1938- 1970 he was married to scottish film and television actress Melissa Stribling
Basil Dearden ’s intriguing The Man Who Haunted Himself is a feature-length remake of a thirty-minute televised episode of Alfred Hitchcock’s Presents. That episode - from the 1955 program’s first season - had the distinction of having been directed by the maestro of suspense himself.
Basil Dearden’s bold, direct police procedural, starring Nigel Patrick as the detective in charge of the investigation, is a devastating look at the way bigotry crosses class divides, and a snapshot of the increasingly interracial culture of England in the late fifties. The League of Gentlemen 1960