Television and film director Rudolph Cartier spent most of his career working for the British Broadcasting System. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and before moving to Great Britain, graduated from the Max Reinhardt master class of the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He first directed films in Berlin, Germany, just before the start of WWII and moved to London in 1935. It wasn't long afterward that Cartier began his long affiliation with the BBC. His directorial credits include Corridor of Mirrors (1948) and Quartermass and the Pit (1967). On television, one of his most famous and controversial productions was a televised adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 (1953). Cartier was named the best drama producer by the Guild of Television Producers and Directors in 1957.