|Born||Michael Leighton George Relph
16 February 1915
Broadstone, Dorset, England
|Died||30 September 2004
Selsey, West Sussex, England
|Occupation||Art director, film producer, film director, writer|
Relph began his film career in 1933 as an assistant art director under Alfred Junge at Gaumont British then headed by Michael Balcon. In 1942 Relph began work at Ealing as chief art director, where his designs included the influential 1945 supernatural anthology Dead of Night.
Later in his career, Relph worked as a producer. He served as associate producer on the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949); and had a significant 20-year partnership with Basil Dearden beginning in 1949 and ending with Dearden's death in 1971. From 1972 to 1979, he was chairman of the British Film Institute's Production Board.
His son, Simon Relph, is also a film producer and former chairman of BAFTA. His daughter, Emma Relph, had several parts on television and in the films as an actress during the 1980s. His stepson Mark Law is a former Fleet Street journalist and author of The Pyjama Game, A Journey Into Judo.
- The Bells Go Down (1943)
- Champagne Charlie (1944)
- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
- Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
- The Blue Lamp (1950)
- Sapphire (1959)
- The League Of Gentlemen (1960)
- Victim (1961)
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- Purnell, Sonia (2011). Just Boris, The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity. Aurum Press Ltd.
- Michael Relph at the Internet Movie Database
- The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph
- Michael Relph at Find a Grave
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