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Bryan Forbes (1926-2013), Film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist

Sitter in 6 portraits
After acting on the West End stage, Forbes made his film debut in 1948 and has played numerous supporting roles in films including; An Inspector Calls (1954) and The Colditz Story (1955). In 1959, he formed a production company, Beaver Films, with Richard Attenborough. As a screenwriter, he received acclaim for The League of Gentlemen (1959), in which he also acted, and The Angry Silence (1960). Forbes made his directorial debut in Whistle Down the Wind (1961). He also directed The Raging Moon (1971) and The Stepford Wives (1975). Forbes has also published two volumes of autobiography and several novels.

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Bryan Forbes

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 4 April 1951
NPG x195059


Bryan Forbes

by George Courtney Ward
bromide print, 1963
NPG x34508


Bryan Forbes

by Michael Birt
bromide print in window mount, 6 December 1982
NPG x25186


Bryan Forbes

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of eight 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 4 April 1951
NPG x195262