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David Lean

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 03/25/1908 († 83, 04/16/1991) | Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Sir David Lean (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered as one of the most influential directors of all time, Lean was mostly famous for his large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). He also directed adaptations of Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945). Originally a film editor in the early 1930s, Lean made his directorial debut with 1942's In Which We Serve, ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for David Lean

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Directors Guild of America Award BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award 2x Academy Award for Best Director AFI Life Achievement Award Golden Globe Award for Best Director Golden Bear 7x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing 3x Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with David Lean as Actor(4)

TV Shows/Series with David Lean as Actor(2)

as Himself - Archive footage2013 Talking Pictures

Movies with David Lean as Crew(45)

Directing/Director1984 A Passage to India
Writing/Screenplay1984 A Passage to India
Editing/Editor1984 A Passage to India
Directing/Director1970 Ryan's Daughter
Directing/Director1965 Doctor Zhivago
Directing/Director1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Directing/Director1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Directing/Director1955 Summertime
Writing/Screenplay1955 Summertime
Directing/Director1954 Hobson's Choice
Writing/Screenplay1954 Hobson's Choice
Production/Producer1954 Hobson's Choice
Directing/Director1952 The Sound Barrier
Production/Producer1952 The Sound Barrier
Directing/Director1950 Madeleine
Directing/Director1949 The Passionate Friends
Writing/Adaptation1949 The Passionate Friends
Directing/Director1948 Oliver Twist
Writing/Screenplay1948 Oliver Twist
Directing/Director1946 Great Expectations
Writing/Screenplay1946 Great Expectations
Directing/Director1945 Brief Encounter
Writing/Screenplay1945 Brief Encounter
Directing/Director1945 Blithe Spirit
Writing/Adaptation1945 Blithe Spirit
Writing/Screenplay1945 Blithe Spirit
Directing/Director1944 This Happy Breed
Writing/Adaptation1944 This Happy Breed
Writing/Screenplay1944 This Happy Breed
Directing/Director1942 In Which We Serve
Editing/Editor1941 49th Parallel
Editing/Editor1940 French Without Tears
Editing/Editor1939 Pygmalion
Editing/Editor1937 The Wife of General Ling
Editing/Editor1936 Ball at Savoy
Editing/Editor1936 As You Like It
Editing/Editor1935 The Crouching Beast
Editing/Editor1934 Dangerous Ground
Editing/Editor1933 The Ghost Camera
Editing/Editor1933 Money for Speed
Editing/Editor1933 The Fortunate Fool
Editing/Editor1931 These Charming People

Full Name: David Lean
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 03/25 1908 (March) in Croydon
Died: Tuesday, 04/16 1991 (April) in Limehouse (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Leighton Park School
Spouses (current/former): Ann Todd, Kay Walsh
Siblings: Edward Tangye Lean
Mother: Helena Tangye
David Lean frequently works together with these people:
Noël Coward (14x, Crew)
Ronald Neame (14x, Crew)
Norman Spencer (10x, Crew)
Alec Guinness (9x, Actor)
Winston Ryder (8x, Crew)
John Mills (7x, Actor)
George Pollock (7x, Crew)
Robert Bolt (6x, Crew)
Melvyn Bragg (3x, Actor)
Ken Russell (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2266, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/03/2020