Anthony Kimmins (1901–1964) was a director, playwright, screenwriter, producer and actor.
Kimmins was born in
Harrow, Middlesex, England on 10 November 1901, the son of the social activists Charles William Kimmins and Grace Kimmins. He served in the Royal Navy, and upon leaving the navy he became an actor.
His first directorial assignment was
. Kimmins wrote and directed many of Keep Fit George Formby’s best comedies. During World War II he returned to the Navy, running the Navy newspaper in Sydney during the Pacific war. [1 ]
After the war he produced an eclectic mix of films, such as the psychological
thriller (1947), Mine Own Executioner (1948) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (1951). Mr. Denning Drives North
In the 1950s Kimmin’s work included the Sir
Alec Guinness comedy and the children’s ‘’ The Captain's Paradise Smiley’’ series of films.
His final film harked back to his early days – it was
(1962), a The Amorous Prawn farce.
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