J. Lee Thompson

Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director / Playwright | * 08/01/1914 († 88, 08/30/2002) | Bristol, England (United Kingdom (UK))
John Lee Thompson (1 August 1914 – 30 August 2002) was a British film director, active in London and Hollywood, best known for award-winning films such as Woman in a Dressing Gown, Ice Cold in Alex and The Guns of Navarone along with cult classics like Cape Fear, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and The White Buffalo. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for J. Lee Thompson

Academy Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Director
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Movies with J. Lee Thompson as Actor(6)

as himself1995 Empire of the Censors
as Self - Interviewee1966 All Eyes on Sharon Tate

Movies with J. Lee Thompson as Crew(62)

Directing/Director1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Directing/Director1988 Messenger of Death
Directing/Director1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Directing/Director1986 Murphy's Law
Writing/Screenplay1986 Future Hunters
Directing/Director1986 Firewalker
Directing/Director1985 The Ambassador
Directing/Director1985 King Solomon's Mines
Directing/Director1984 The Evil That Men Do
Directing/Director1983 10 to Midnight
Writing/Story1983 10 to Midnight
Directing/Director1981 Happy Birthday to Me
Directing/Director1980 Cabo Blanco
Directing/Director1979 The Passage
Directing/Director1978 The Greek Tycoon
Directing/Director1977 The White Buffalo
Directing/Director1976 Widow
Directing/Director1976 St. Ives
Directing/Director1975 The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
Directing/Director1975 The Blue Knight
Directing/Director1974 Huckleberry Finn
Directing/Director1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Directing/Director1972 A Great American Tragedy
Directing/Director1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Directing/Director1970 Brotherly Love
Directing/Director1969 Before Winter Comes
Directing/Director1969 The Chairman
Directing/Director1969 Mackenna's Gold
Directing/Director1966 Eye of the Devil
Directing/Director1965 Return from the Ashes
Production/Producer1965 Return from the Ashes
Directing/Director1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Production/Producer1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Directing/Director1964 What a Way to Go!
Directing/Director1963 Kings of the Sun
Directing/Director1962 Cape Fear
Directing/Director1962 Taras Bulba
Directing/Director1961 The Guns of Navarone
Directing/Director1960 I Aim at the Stars
Directing/Director1959 No Trees in the Street
Directing/Director1959 Tiger Bay
Directing/Director1959 North West Frontier
Directing/Director1958 Ice Cold in Alex
Directing/Director1957 The Good Companions
Production/Producer1957 The Good Companions
Directing/Director1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown
Production/Producer1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown
Directing/Director1956 Yield to the Night
Directing/Director1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Directing/Director1955 As Long as They're Happy
Directing/Director1954 For Better, for Worse
Writing/Screenplay1954 For Better, for Worse
Directing/Director1954 The Weak and the Wicked
Writing/Writer1954 The Weak and the Wicked
Directing/Director1953 The Yellow Balloon
Writing/Writer1950 No Place for Jennifer
Directing/Director1950 Murder Without Crime
Writing/Screenplay1950 Murder Without Crime
Writing/Screenplay1949 For Them That Trespass
Writing/Screenplay1941 East of Piccadilly
Writing/Writer1940 The Middle Watch
Crew/Dialogue Coach1939 Jamaica Inn

Full Name: John Thompson
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 08/01 1914 (August) in Bristol, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Friday, 08/30 2002 (August) in Sooke (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Dover College
Spouses (current/former): Joan Henry
Other names for J. Lee Thompson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jack Lee Thompson"
"John Lee-Thompson"
"John Lee Thompson"
"Mighty Mouse" (Nickname)
J. Lee Thompson frequently works together with these people:
Charles Bronson (9x, Actor)
Menahem Golan (8x, Crew)
Yoram Globus (8x, Crew)
Pancho Kohner (8x, Crew)
Gilbert Taylor (8x, Crew)
Herbert Lom (5x, Actor)
Anthony Quayle (5x, Actor)
Natalie Trundy (5x, Actress)
Gene Feldman (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1565, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/26/2023