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 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 470,850 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Bryan Forbes is the 1,250th most popular film director (down from 1,098th in 2019), the 4,445th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,873rd in 2019) and the 104th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Bryan Forbes ranks 1,250 out of 1,580Before him are Chris Buck, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Biddle, Erick Zonca, Edward Lachman, and Rupert Sanders. After him are Shyam Benegal, James Frawley, Robert Riskin, Steven Lisberger, Pablo Larraín, and Richard LaGravenese.

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Among people born in 1926, Bryan Forbes ranks 388Before him are A. N. R. Robinson, Randy Weston, Nikolai Tishchenko, H. R. F. Keating, Robert Jay Lifton, and R. L. Burnside. After him are André Testut, Peter G. Peterson, Jimmy Bryan, Katie Boyle, Don Messick, and Ann B. Davis. Among people deceased in 2013, Bryan Forbes ranks 370Before him are Mohamed Brahmi, Simon Pimenta, Don Meineke, Stanislav Stepashkin, Henry Taylor, and Viktor Zinger. After him are Costică Ștefănescu, Chokri Belaid, John Kerr, Derek Kevan, Dale Robertson, and Harold Camping.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bryan Forbes ranks 4,445 out of 6,924Before him are Carmen Ejogo (1973), Lancelot Hogben (1895), Thomas Pennant (1726), Rupert Sanders (1971), Mark Owen (1972), and William Orbit (1956). After him are Dave Mason (1946), Howard Donald (1968), Steve McClaren (1961), Chris Craft (1939), David O'Leary (1958), and Tracey Emin (1963).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Bryan Forbes ranks 104Before him are Stuart Baird (1947), Phyllida Lloyd (1957), Peter Chelsom (1956), Paul McGuigan (1963), Adrian Biddle (1952), and Rupert Sanders (1971). After him are Andrea Arnold (1961), A. Edward Sutherland (1895), Alex Cox (1954), Neil Marshall (1970), Peter Lord (1953), and Gareth Edwards (1975).