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Terence Fisher

Film Director / Screenwriter | * 02/23/1904 († 76, 06/18/1980) | Maida Vale, London, England
Terence Fisher (23 February 1904 – 18 June 1980) was a British film director best known for his work for Hammer Films. He was the first to bring gothic horror alive in full colour, and the sexual overtones and explicit horror in his films, while mild by modern standards, were unprecedented in his day. His first major gothic horror film was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), which launched Hammer's association with the genre and made British actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee leading horror stars of the era. He went on to film several adaptations of classic horror subjects, including Dracula (1958), The Mummy (1959), and The Curse of the Werewolf (1961). Given their subject matter and lurid approach, Fisher's films, though commercially successful, were largely dismissed by critics during his career. It is only in recent years that Fisher has become recognised as an auteur in his own right. His most famous films are characterised by a blend of ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Horror | Crime

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Movies with Terence Fisher as Actor(1)

as Himself (archive footage)1987 Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood

Movies with Terence Fisher as Crew(60)

Directing/Director1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Directing/Director1968 The Devil Rides Out
Directing/Director1967 Frankenstein Created Woman
Directing/Director1967 Night of the Big Heat
Directing/Director1966 Island of Terror
Directing/Director1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Directing/Director1964 The Gorgon
Directing/Director1964 The Earth Dies Screaming
Directing/Director1964 The Horror of It All
Directing/Director1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Directing/Director1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Directing/Director1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Directing/Director1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Directing/Director1960 The Brides of Dracula
Directing/Director1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Directing/Director1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Directing/Director1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Directing/Director1959 The Mummy
Directing/Director1958 Dracula
Directing/Director1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein
Directing/Director1957 The Curse of Frankenstein
Directing/Director1957 Kill Me Tomorrow
Directing/Director1956 The Gelignite Gang
Directing/Director1956 The Last Man to Hang?
Directing/Director1955 Children Galore
Directing/Director1955 The Flaw
Directing/Director1955 Robin Hood: The Movie
Directing/Director1955 Stolen Assignment
Directing/Director1954 Final Appointment
Directing/Director1954 Blackout
Directing/Director1954 The Stranger Came Home
Directing/Director1954 Face the Music
Directing/Director1954 Mask of Dust
Directing/Director1953 Four Sided Triangle
Writing/Screenplay1953 Four Sided Triangle
Directing/Director1953 Spaceways
Directing/Director1953 Blood Orange
Directing/Director1953 Mantrap
Writing/Screenplay1953 Mantrap
Directing/Director1952 Stolen Face
Directing/Director1952 Distant Trumpet
Directing/Director1952 Wings of Danger
Directing/Director1952 The Last Page
Directing/Director1951 Home To Danger
Directing/Director1950 The Astonished Heart
Directing/Director1950 So Long at the Fair
Directing/Director1949 Marry Me
Directing/Director1948 A Song for Tomorrow
Directing/Director1948 Portrait from Life
Directing/Director1948 To the Public Danger
Editing/Editor1947 The Master of Bankdam
Editing/Editor1945 The Wicked Lady
Editing/Editor1944 One Exciting Night
Editing/Editor1942 Flying Fortress
Editing/Editor1941 Atlantic Ferry
Editing/Editor1939 On the Night of the Fire
Editing/Editor1936 Where There's a Will
Editing/Editor1936 Jack of All Trades

TV Shows/Series with Terence Fisher as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard
Directing/Director1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood

Full Name: Terence Fisher
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 02/23 1904 (February) in London
Died: Wednesday, 06/18 1980 (June) in Twickenham (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Terence Fisher frequently works together with these people:
Bernard Robinson (17x, Crew)
Michael Carreras (17x, Crew)
Anthony Hinds (17x, Crew)
Peter Cushing (14x, Actor)
Christopher Lee (13x, Actor)
James Needs (10x, Crew)
James Bernard (10x, Crew)
Jimmy Sangster (9x, Crew)
Walter J. Harvey (9x, Crew)
Jack Asher (9x, Crew)
Bruce Seton (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7039, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/23/2020