George More O'Ferrall

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Edward George More O'Ferrall (4 July 1907 18 March 1982) was a pioneering British film and television producer and director, as well as an actor.[1] O'Ferrall was born in Bristol, England. and educated at Beaumont College in old Windsor, and the Central School of Dramatic Art, he joined Sir Phillip Ben Greets Shakespeare company, touring the west end as well as directing plays and taking on the role of stage manager, before joining the BBC in 1936 as one of the first theatre personalities to turn to television in Britain. hosting Picture Page, pre and post World War II, for the Home Service presented by Joan Miller, a magazine topical program.He worked on plays, including Clive of India, collaborating with screenwriter W.P. Lipscomb In 1948, he was awarded the first RTS (Royal Television Society) Medal (a television 'Oscar') for his two-part production of Hamlet. In 1964, he was awarded the RTS Baird Medal for his outstanding contribution to television.[2] In 1973, he was awarded the RTS Gold Medal.[3] He worked for Anglia Television in 1959, serving as Head of Drama and then the ATV from 1964 Before retiring in 1967. He was awarded the Baird medal for outstanding contribution to television, he worked for the British Council in London and moved to Spain and died in Ealing, London in 1982, aged 74.

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  1. ^ George More O'Ferrall at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Vahimagi, Tise. "More O'Ferrall, George (1907–1982)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  3. ^ MacFarlaine, Iain (6 April 2002). "George More O'Ferrall". Find a Grave. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 

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