Vernon Sewell

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Vernon Sewell
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Vernon Sewell, left, filming Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) with Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff
Vernon Campbell Sewell

(1903-07-04)4 July 1903
London, England, United Kingdom
Died21 March 2001(2001-03-21) (aged 97)
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer
Spouse(s)Joan Carol

Vernon Campbell Sewell (4 July 1903 – 21 June 2001) was a British film director, writer, producer and, briefly, an actor.[1][2]

Sewell was born in London, England,[3] and was educated at Marlborough College.[1] He directed more than 30 films during his career, starting with Morgenrot (1933) and ending with Burke & Hare (1971).[3] He worked chiefly in B-movies, some of which were, according to the BFI Screenonline, "well above the usual cut-price standards of film-making at this level."[1]

He was married to the actress Joan Carol.[1] Vernon Sewell died on 21 June 2001 in Durban, South Africa, at age 97.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "BFI Screenonline: Sewell, Vernon (1903-2001) Biography". Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Vernon Sewell | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Born: 4 July 1903, LondonDied: 21 June 2001, Nr. Durban. "Vernon Sewell | BFI". Retrieved 26 July 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Vernon Sewell on IMDb

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