Gordon Flemyng

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Gordon Flemyng
Born Gordon William Flemyng
(1934-03-07)7 March 1934
Glasgow
Died 12 July 1995(1995-07-12) (aged 61)
London
Occupation Director

Gordon William Flemyng[1] (7 March 1934—12 July 1995) was a Scottish director of six theatrical features, several television films and numerous episodes of TV series, some of which he also wrote and produced. Flemyng directed both of the Dalek feature films of the 1960s, Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) as well as The Last Grenade (1970). His son, actor Jason Flemyng, has continued the family tradition in the entertainment field.

A native of Glasgow, Gordon Flemyng directed episodes of various British TV series, including The Younger Generation, The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, The Saint, The Avengers, The Baron, Crown Court, ITV Playhouse, Target, Screenplay, Take My Wife, Cribb, The Brack Report, One Summer, Wish Me Luck, The Bill, Bergerac, Taggart, Peak Practice, Lovejoy, Minder and Ellington (also produced).

In 1968, Flemyng directed a Hollywood film with an all-star cast, The Split, a crime drama with Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine and Gene Hackman, based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake.

His other credits include Saki (miniseries); Härte 10 (miniseries); Philby, Burgess and Maclean (TV); Flight Into Hell; Cloud Waltzing (TV), Marty Abroad (1971 - TV, produced only) and Confessional (1989 - TV, also produced).

Flemyng died in London at the age of 61.

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