David Lean

British Actor David Lean

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Sir David Lean CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor, best remembered for bringing Charles Dickens's novels to the screen with films such as Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and for his big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and A Passage to India (1984).

Acclaimed and praised by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors Top Directors" poll 2002. Lean has four films in the top eleven of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films.


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Birth Date
Age 83
Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
1984 A Passage to India United Kingdom, United States Director, Writer 0.00
1965 Doctor Zhivago Italy, United Kingdom, United States Director 0.00
1962 Lawrence of Arabia United Kingdom Director 0.00
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai United Kingdom, United States Director 0.00
1948 Oliver Twist United Kingdom Writer, Director 0.00
1946 Great Expectations United Kingdom Director, Writer 0.00
1945 Brief Encounter United Kingdom Director, Writer 0.00
1944 This Happy Breed United Kingdom Director 0.00