Don Sharp

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Australian stage and screen actor who entered British film in 1949 as a screenwriter and made his directorial debut in the mid-50s. A capable technician, Sharp engineered a succession of thrillers and fantasies, notably ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1922 in Hobart, Tasmania, AU

Filmography

Director (17)

Q.E.D. 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Secrets of the Phantom Caverns 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

The Avengers 1965 - 1969, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Bear Island 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The Four Feathers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Hennessy 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark Places 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Puppet on a Chain 1970 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

The Curse of the Fly 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Face of Fu Manchu 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Rasputin the Mad Monk 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Harry Black and the Tiger 1957 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Tears in the Rain (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Australian stage and screen actor who entered British film in 1949 as a screenwriter and made his directorial debut in the mid-50s. A capable technician, Sharp engineered a succession of thrillers and fantasies, notably the atmospheric "The Face of Fu Manchu" (1965) and "The 39 Steps" (1978), an intriguing remake of Hitchcock's classic. He has also worked as a second-unit, and TV, director.

Milestones

1955

Directorial debut, "The Stolen Airliner"

1949

Began screenwriting career

1948

Moved to London

1944

Began career as film and theater actor in Australia

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