Charles Crichton

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Charles Crichton
Director Charles Crichton.jpg
in 1988
Born Charles Ainslie Crichton
(1910-08-06)6 August 1910
Wallasey, Cheshire, England, UK
Died 14 September 1999(1999-09-14) (aged 89)
South Kensington, London, England, UK
Occupation film director
film editor
Years active 1935 - 1988

Charles Crichton (6 August 1910 – 14 September 1999) was an English film director and editor. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, he became best known for directing many comedies produced at Ealing Studios and had a 40-year career editing and directing many films and television programmes.[1] Crichton gained two Academy Award nominations for A Fish Called Wanda, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.


Crichton died in South Kensington, London aged 89.[2]

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  1. ^ Kemp, Philip (2000). "Charles Crichton". In Pendergast, Tom; Pendergast, Sara. International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers, Edition 4. St. James Press. ISBN 978-1-55862-449-8. 
  2. ^ Honan, William (16 September 1999). "Charles Crichton, Film Director, Dies at 89". New York Times. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 

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