John Gorrie (director)

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John Gorrie
Born John Sumner Gorrie
(1932-08-11) 11 August 1932 (age 82)
Hastings, East Sussex, England
Occupation director

John Gorrie (born August 11, 1932) in Hastings, East Sussex, England) is an English director and screenwriter.

He started out as an actor. In early 1963, he attended BBCs director's course. His first jobs as a director were for the soap opera Compact and the anthology series Suspense. He also directed the Doctor Who serial The Keys of Marinus.

Gorrie also directed episodes of Out of the Unknown, Edward the Seventh (which he also co-wrote), Play of the Month, Play for Today, and Tales of the Unexpected. Gorrie also directed John Osborne's adaptation of Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1976.

In 1979, John Gorrie directed two classics: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (taping dates May 16-21, first transmitted in the UK on 6 January 1980), and The Tempest (taping dates July 23-28, first transmitted in the UK on 27 February 1980) in the BBC Television Shakespeare project.

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