Actor, Film director
Who is Brian Gilbert?
Brian Gilbert is a film director. Born in England, he spent much of his childhood in Australia, where he was a child actor of film, television and radio. Returning to England at the age of fourteen, he completed his education at Oxford University.
He continued working as a professional actor until 1979, when he joined the National Film and Television School as a directing student. So well-received was his graduation film, The Devotee that producer David Puttnam immediately commissioned him to write and direct a feature length film for the Channel Four First Love series back in the 80s. From there, he went on to direct The Frog Prince, a French-English co-production.
Subsequently, he has worked in both Hollywood and the UK, directing Vice Versa in 1988, and in 1990 - Not Without My Daughter, the adaptation of the controversial best-seller of the same name, which starred Sally Field as Betty Mahmoody.
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