Anthony Havelock-Allan

Active - 1935 - 1970  |   Born - Feb 28, 1905   |   Died - Jan 11, 2003   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

The son of a British nobleman, Anthony Havelock-Allen began his film career in a variety of capacities in 1933. By 1937, Havelock-Allen had become a producer. He was most closely associated with director David Lean; this collaboration resulted in such quality films as Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948). He frequently co-scripted the films he produced, earning an Academy Award nomination in this capacity for Great Expectations. Not long after producing his final feature, Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970), Havelock-Allen was elevated to knighthood. Anthony Havelock-Allen was married twice, to actresses Valerie Hobson and Marguerite Chapman.

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