Brian Gilbert biography

Brian Gilbert

Actor, Film director

1960 –

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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.

Four years later came Tom & Viv starring Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson, the story of poet T. S. Eliot's first marriage, nominated for two Academy Awards.

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Born
1960
England
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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