Michael Balcon(1896-1977), Film producer
Sir Michael Elias Balcon
Sitter in 34 portraits
Film producer. Through Gainsborough Pictures, Gaumont-British and Ealing Studios Balcon was responsible for a wide range of classic British films including The 39 Steps (1935), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The Cruel Sea (1952).
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by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 9 August 1937
by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, circa 1942
by Tom Blau
bromide press print, 1951
- (April) Aileen Freda Balcon (née Leatherman), Lady Balcon (wife)
- Jill Angela Henriette Balcon (daughter)
- Jonathan Balcon (son)
- Sir Daniel Day-Lewis (grandson)
- Tamasin Day-Lewis (granddaughter)
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