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Bryan Forbes

1926 - 2013

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Bryan Forbes CBE (; born John Theobald Clarke; 22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist described as a "Renaissance man" and "one of the most important figures in the British film industry".He directed the film The Stepford Wives (1975) and wrote and/or directed several other critically acclaimed films, including Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and King Rat (1965). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bryan Forbes has received more than 672,529 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Bryan Forbes is the 1,352nd most popular film director (down from 1,249th in 2019), the 4,814th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,436th in 2019) and the 109th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Bryan Forbes ranks 1,352 out of 1,581Before him are László Nemes, Egon Günther, James Algar, Ettore Giannini, Semih Kaplanoğlu, and Marion Hänsel. After him are Terence Davies, Paul McGuigan, Shyam Benegal, François Dupeyron, Mahesh Bhatt, and Lisa Cholodenko.

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Among people born in 1926, Bryan Forbes ranks 432Before him are Bob Richards, André Testut, Bucky Pizzarelli, Narinder Singh Kapany, Desmond Connell, and József Kovács. After him are Paul Burke, Lionel Jeffries, Darleane C. Hoffman, Misael Escuti, Happy Rockefeller, and Franca Falcucci. Among people deceased in 2013, Bryan Forbes ranks 403Before him are Chokri Belaid, Ernest Schultz, Don Meineke, Ronnie Ray Smith, Stanislav Stepashkin, and Vern Mikkelsen. After him are Mohamed Brahmi, Viktor Zinger, Taisia Chenchik, Stan Vickers, Ruth Patrick, and Dale Robertson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bryan Forbes ranks 4,814 out of 7,765Before him are Ethel Muckelt (1885), Frederick E. Morgan (1894), Doug Sampson (1957), George Grove (1820), Stephanie Beacham (1947), and Stephen Wiltshire (1974). After him are Louise Brown (1978), Mary Midgley (1919), Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (1902), Alexander Albon (1996), Kate Mosse (1961), and Terence Davies (1945).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Bryan Forbes ranks 109Before him are David Mackenzie (1966), Geoffrey Unsworth (1914), Andrea Arnold (1961), Robert Hamer (1911), Mike Hodges (1932), and Clive Donner (1926). After him are Terence Davies (1945), Paul McGuigan (1963), Kevin Macdonald (1967), Val Guest (1911), Ken Hughes (1922), and A. Edward Sutherland (1895).