J Lee Thompson

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
Multi-talented figure from the stage who landed his first screen role in 1935. A competent technician, Thompson made his directorial debut in 1950 and went on to produce a considerable volume of British and American ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1913 in Bristol, England, GB

Filmography

Director (45)

No Trees in the Street 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Kinjite 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Messenger of Death 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Firewalker 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Murphy's Law 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

King Solomon's Mines 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ambassador 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Evil That Men Do 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

10 to Midnight 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Code Red 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Birthday to Me 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Passage 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The White Buffalo 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Battle For the Planet of the Apes 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Huckleberry Finn 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Country Dance 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

MacKenna's Gold 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chairman 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Before Winter Comes 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Eye of the Devil 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Return From the Ashes 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Cape Fear 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Kings of the Sun 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Taras Bulba 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Guns of Navarone 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

I Aim at the Stars 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

North West Frontier 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Tiger Bay 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

An Alligator Named Daisy 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

As Long As They're Happy 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Blonde Sinner 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

For Better For Worse 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

The Weak and the Wicked 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

A Great American Tragedy (TV Show)

Director

Widow (TV Show)

Director
Writer (3)

10 to Midnight 1983 (Movie)

(From Story)

For Better For Worse 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Weak and the Wicked 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Return From the Ashes 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

Anthony Quinn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Multi-talented figure from the stage who landed his first screen role in 1935. A competent technician, Thompson made his directorial debut in 1950 and went on to produce a considerable volume of British and American features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "Cape Fear" (1962). Thompson has also directed nine Charles Bronson vehicles.

Milestones

1950

Directed first feature, "Murder Without Crime"

1936

First screenplay, "The Middle Watch"

1934

Turned to screenwriting

1931

Acted with the Nottingham Repertory Company

Wrote first play while still at school; had two plays produced in London before he was 20

Served as a radar operator with the RAF in WWII

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