Born in Eltham, Jackson worked as a production assistant on the 1936 short film Night Mail. He directed a number of documentaries in the mid-1930s. His debut feature film was 1944's Western Approaches. Jackson spent some time in Hollywood. He directed Shadow on the Wall (1950), based on the novel Death in the Doll's House by Lawrence P. Bachmann and Hannah Leessuch. He was nominated for the Grand Prize at Cannes in 1952.
Jackson died on 3 June 2011 at 95. Obituaries commemorating his life appeared in most major British newspapers given his outstanding contribution to the UK film industry.
Films and television series
- Western Approaches (documentary feature, 1944)
- White Corridors (1951)
- Encore! (1951)
- The Feminine Touch (1956)
- Virgin Island (1958)
- What a Carve Up! (1961)
- The Prisoner (4 episodes; 1967–1968)
- The Famous Five (11 episodes; 1978–1979)
- Brian Baxter, et al Obituary: Pat Jackson, The Guardian,12 July 2011
- BFI biodata
- Charles Barr Obituary: Pat Jackson, The Independent (London), 11 July 2011
- Langman, Larry (2000). Destination Hollywood: the influence of Europeans on American filmmaking. McFarland. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-7864-0681-4. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- Obituary: Pat Jackson, Daily Telegraph, 17 August 2011