Leslie Norman

Producer, Director, Editor
English director and producer of both TV and film. Norman began as an editor in pre-war London. After the war he began an association with Ealing Studios, where he helmed "West of Zanzibar" (1954, as producer only); ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1911 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (10)

Return of the Saint 1964 - 1968, 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

The Avengers 1963 - 1969, 1971 - 1972, 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

The Persuaders! 1963 - 1969, 1971 - 1972, 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

The Saint 1963 - 1969, 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Spare the Rod 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Long and the Short and the Tall 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Dunkirk 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Shiralee 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

The Night My Number Came Up 1954 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

West of Zanzibar 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cruel Sea (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (2)

Frieda (Movie)

(Editor)

Heart's Desire (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

English director and producer of both TV and film. Norman began as an editor in pre-war London. After the war he began an association with Ealing Studios, where he helmed "West of Zanzibar" (1954, as producer only); "The Shiralee" (1957, as director only); and "The Long Short and the Tall" (1961, as director only). In the early 60s Norman segued to TV, where he showed a flair for tongue-in-cheek adventure when he directed episodes of such notable British-flavored series as "The Saint" (1963-69), "The Avengers" (1966-69) and "The Persuaders" (1971-72).

Relationships

Elizabeth Norman

Wife
survived him

Valerie Norman

Daughter
survived him

Barry Norman

Son
survived him

Richard Norman

Son
survived him

Milestones

1970

Directed episodes of the adventure series, "Department S" and "The Persuaders"

1966

Directed episodes of the short-lived ABC mystery series, "The Baron"

1955

Feature directorial debut, "The Night My Number Came Up"

1954

First feature as a producer, "West of Zanzibar"

Worked as an editor prior to WWII

Directed episodes of the adventure series, "Return of the Saint"

Returned to London and began an association with Ealing Studios

Worked as a director on the popular adventure series, "The Saint" (1963-69) and "The Avengers" (1966-69)

Served in the British Army in Burma

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