Anatole de Grunwald(1910-1967), Producer, screenwriter and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Petrograd, (now St. Petersburg), Russia, the son of a diplomat in the service of the Russian Tsar, Anatole de Grunwald's family fled to England during the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Having started working as a journalist, de Grunwald turned to screenwriting in 1939 for the British film industry, then became a producer. He was appointed managing director of Two Cities Films, and later formed his own production company with his brother, Dimitri De Grunwald in 1946. De Grunwald contributed to the scripts of many of his productions, including The Winslow Boy (1948) and The Holly and the Ivy(1953). De Grunwald's later films included The V.I.P. (1963) and The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965).
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