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Bryan Forbes

Bryan Forbes

Highest Rated: 100% The World in His Arms (1952)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1926

Birthplace: Stratford, London, England, UK

The multi-talented London-born Bryan Forbes began his career as an actor, establishing himself as a competent supporting player on both stage and screen, but it was as a writer that he finally promoted himself through the ranks. A short story writer and journalist, he received his first screenwriting credit on Jose Ferrer's "The Cockleshell Heroes" (1955), although he previously had made uncredited contributions to "The Black Knight" (1954) and "An Alligator Named Daisy" (also 1955). With Richard Attenborough, Forbes formed the production company Beaver Films in 1959, and their initial offering was "The Angry Silence" (1960), for which Forbes won a British Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay. He then got his first opportunity to direct when he replaced Guy Green at the helm of Beaver Films' "Whistle Down the Wind" (1961) and delivered a poignant, believable story of childhood innocence, starring Haley Mills as one of three children who discover a fugitive (Alan Bates) and believe him to be Christ.

Highest rated movies

100% The World in His Arms
83% The League of Gentlemen
80% Quatermass II
80% The Colditz Story


THE SMALL BACK ROOM, Michael Gough, Bryan Forbes, David Farrar, 1949 THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, 1959 ENEMY FROM SPACE (QUATERMASS II), Brian Donlevy, Bryan Forbes, 1957 SEA DEVILS, from left, Bryan Forbes, Rock Hudson, 1953 INTERNATIONAL VELVET, Tatum O'Neal, Bryan Forbes, 1978, (c) MGM THE ANGRY SILENCE, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Pier Angeli, 1960 THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, Katharine Hepburn, Bryan Forbes, director, 1969 AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Alastair Sim, Bryan Forbes, Brian Worth, 1954 THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, (l to r) Bryan Forbes, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, Jack Hawkins (with back to camera), Kieran Moore, Norman Bird, Terence Alexander, 1959



No Score Yet No Score Yet Knight Squad Nicholi (Character) - 2014
61% 81% Chaplin Screenwriter $8.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Endless Game Director - 1990
No Score Yet 15% The Naked Face Director,
- 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Director,
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Lovers Director - 1981
81% 78% Hopscotch Screenwriter - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessie Director - 1980
No Score Yet 72% International Velvet Director,
- 1978
No Score Yet 90% The Slipper and the Rose Director - 1976
68% 65% The Stepford Wives Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am a Dancer Director - 1972
No Score Yet 92% Long Ago Tomorrow Director - 1971
No Score Yet 29% Eyewitness Executive Producer - 1970
11% 48% The Madwoman of Chaillot Director - 1969
No Score Yet 37% Deadfall Director,
- 1968
67% 58% The Whisperers Director - 1967
88% 69% The Wrong Box Director,
- 1966
100% 84% King Rat Director - 1965
78% 83% Seance on a Wet Afternoon Director,
- 1964
50% 52% Of Human Bondage Director - 1964
67% 83% The L-Shaped Room Director - 1963
80% 60% Only Two Can Play Writer - 1962
92% 91% Whistle Down the Wind Director - 1962
80% 79% The Angry Silence Screenwriter,
- 1960
83% 83% The League of Gentlemen Capt. Martin Porthill (Character),
- 1960
No Score Yet 56% Man in the Moon Writer - 1960
No Score Yet 43% Breakout Screenwriter - 1959
No Score Yet 58% The Key Weaver (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Tent Writer - 1957
80% 61% Quatermass II Marsh (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 6% Satellite in the Sky Jimmy Wheeler (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby and the Battleship Prof. Evans (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Extra Day Unknown (Character) - 1956
80% 72% The Colditz Story Jimmy Winslow (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 80% An Inspector Calls Eric Birling (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 57% Sea Devils Willie (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wheel of Fate Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Appointment in London Pilot Officer Peter Greeno (Character) - 1953
100% 55% The World in His Arms William Cleggett (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Over the Town Trumble (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Tony (Character) - 1949


No Score Yet No Score Yet Colditz Writer 1973