Bryan Forbes

Bryan Forbes CBE (/fɔːrbz/; born John Theobald Clarke; 22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist described as a "Renaissance man"[1] and "one of the most important figures in the British film industry".[2]

Bryan Forbes

John Theobald Clarke

(1926-07-22)22 July 1926
Stratford, Essex, England
Died8 May 2013(2013-05-08) (aged 86)
Other namesTurk Thrust
Occupation(s)Filmmaker, actor, author
(m. 1951; div. 1955)
(m. 1955)
Children2, including Emma Forbes

He directed the film The Stepford Wives (1975) and wrote and/or directed several other critically acclaimed films, including Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and King Rat (1965). He also scripted several films directed by others, such as The League of Gentlemen (1960), The Angry Silence (1960) and Only Two Can Play (1962).

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