Cecil Lewis

Active - 1931 - 1938  |   Born - Mar 29, 1898   |   Died - Jan 1, 1997   |   Genres - Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Perhaps best-remembered as the first deputy director of the BBC (established in 1922), Cecil Lewis also wrote screenplays and occasionally directed feature films. As a screenwriter, he is known for working on the non-musical version of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1938). Lewis made his directorial and screenwriting debut with a dramatic adaptation of Bizet's most famous opera, Carmen, in 1931.