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Philip Saville

Philip Saville

In a career spanning more than 35 years, award-winning director Philip Saville has directed a distinguished body of work including feature films and television programming.

Credited with producing landmark productions and considered to be one of Britain's top film and television directors, Philip Saville's first foray into the medium came in 1955 when he joined the fledgling channel ITV. For almost two decades he worked at the BBC where he was responsible for directing some of the

broadcaster's finest television productions. Included among his more notable television credits are THE MACHINE STOPS, winner of the TRIESTE International Science Fiction Festival, COUNT DRACULA, starring Louis Jourdan, BOYS FROM BLACKSTUFF, winner of the Best Series British Film and Television Award (BAFTA), LIFE & LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL, from the best-selling author Fay Weldon and winner of Best Series BAFTA Award, MANDELA, starring Danny Glover and winner of the Best Film ACE Award and the Peabody Prize, FAMILY PICTURES, starring Sam Neill and Anjelica Houston, DEACON BRODY, starring Billy Connolly, THE BIOGRAPHHER, starring Faye Dunaway and UNCLE SILAS, starring five-time Academy Award-nominee, Albert Finney.

His feature film work is extensive, with credits including the 1968 Universal Studios feature OEDIPUS THE KING, starring Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland and Orson Welles, THE BEST HOUSE IN LONDON, SECRETS, SHADEY, FRUIT MACHINE, with Robbie Coltrane, FELLOW TRAVELLER," winner of the Observer Award - Best British Picture and Best Screenplay from the Evening Standard, and METROLAND, starring Emily Watson and Christian Bale.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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Selected Filmography

Family Pictures: Part 1
The Gospel of John
The Buccaneers
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale
Out of the Unknown
Fellow Traveller
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