Jack Clayton

Director, Producer, Assistant director
Solid, professional craftsman who from 1935 worked his way up from third assistant director to editor with Alexander Korda's London Films before directing the medium-length film, "The Bespoke Overcoat" (1955), which won ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1921 in Brighton, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (9)

Our Mother's House 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Innocents 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Story of Esther Costello 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bespoke Overcoat 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Am a Camera 1955 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Good Die Young 1954 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Beat the Devil 1953 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Moulin Rouge 1953 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Queen of Spades 1947 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (9)

Memento Mori 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Our Mother's House 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

The Pumpkin Eater 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

The Innocents 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Room at the Top 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bespoke Overcoat 1956 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Fortune Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Solid, professional craftsman who from 1935 worked his way up from third assistant director to editor with Alexander Korda's London Films before directing the medium-length film, "The Bespoke Overcoat" (1955), which won a short-subject Oscar and a prize at the Venice Film Festival. Clayton then served as producer on several routine pictures before directing his first feature, the powerful, class-conscious drama, "Room at the Top" (1958), which inaugurated a new kind of kitchen-sink realism and frank sensuality in the British cinema.

Relationships

Haya Harareet

Wife
survived him

Katherine Kath

Wife
divorced

Christine Norden Actor

Wife

Christine Norden

Wife
married on December 13, 1947 divorced in 1953

EDUCATION

trained as a racing ice skater

Milestones

1987

Helmed the romance "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"

1983

Directed the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's film "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

1974

Helmed the lavish if somewhat staid remake of "The Great Gatsby"

1961

Enjoyed a success with "The Innocents", adapted from Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw"

1959

Feature film directing debut, "Room at the Top"

1956

First feature film as producer, "Sailor Beware/Panic in the Parlor"

1955

Medium-length directing debut, "The Bespoke Overcoat" (also produced)

1948

First film as associate producer, "Queen of Spades"

1947

First film as production manager, "An Ideal Husband"

1943

Short film directing and writing debut, "Naples is a Battlefield" (Clayton present at liberation of Naples; film released by Ministry of Information)

1936

Promoted to assistant director, then editor, London Films

1935

Joined Alexander Korda's London Films as third assistant director

Served in RAF; became commanding officer in film unit

Joined James Woolf's Romulus Films as associate producer in the 1950s

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