Robert Day

Director, Director of photography, Camera assistant
Over the course of a 50-year career, prolific British filmmaker Robert Day shot movies for more than a decade before stepping into the director's chair for features and television, including such comedies as "The Green ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1922 in Sheen, England, GB

Filmography

Director (61)

The Big Game 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Bracken's World 1966 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Dallas 1966 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Logan's Run 1966 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

The Avengers 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

The F.B.I. 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Ghost Story 1972 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Kingston: Confidential 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Kodiak 1972 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

London and Davis in New York 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

McCloud 1966 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1966 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Name of the Game 1968 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The New Adventures of Perry Mason 1973 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Sixth Sense 1968 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Beyond Witch Mountain 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

The Adventures of Pollyanna 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Scruples 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Initiation of Sarah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

A Home of Our Own 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Switch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

In Broad Daylight 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Banyon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Director

She 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Tarzan's Three Challenges 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rebel 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Two-Way Stretch 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

First Man in Space 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Haunted Strangler 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Green Man 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Market Baby (TV Show)

Director

Celebration Family (TV Show)

Director

China Rose (TV Show)

Director

Corridors of Blood (Movie)

(Director)

Death Stalk (TV Show)

Director

Diary of a Perfect Murder (TV Show)

Director

Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Show)

Director

Having Babies (TV Show)

Director

Higher Ground (TV Show)

Director

Kingston: The Power Play (TV Show)

Director

Love, Mary (TV Show)

Director

Marian Rose White (TV Show)

Director

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Show)

Director

Murder By Natural Causes (TV Show)

Director

Ritual of Evil (TV Show)

Director

Running Out (TV Show)

Director

The House on Greenapple Road (TV Show)

Director

The Lady From Yesterday (TV Show)

Director

The Quick and the Dead (TV Show)

Director

The Reluctant Heroes (TV Show)

Director

The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (TV Show)

Director

Twin Detectives (TV Show)

Director

Walking Through the Fire (TV Show)

Director

Your Place or Mine (TV Show)

Director
Production Management (3)

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Production Coordinator

I Survived a Disaster 3 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Production Coordinator

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Production Coordinator
Actor (2)

The Elephant Man 1980 (Movie)

Little Jim (Actor)

The Sniper (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

The Big Game 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tarzan's Three Challenges 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Over the course of a 50-year career, prolific British filmmaker Robert Day shot movies for more than a decade before stepping into the director's chair for features and television, including such comedies as "The Green Man" and "Two Way Stretch". Born in Sheen, England, he joined the camera department in his late teens, serving as assistant cameraman and focus puller before running the camera by the late '40s, doing so for a wealth of films including the first adaptation of the George Orwell classic "1984". In the mid '50s he began directing for both features and TV series, first with the Launder-Gilliat comedy featuring Alastair Sim, "The Green Man", and the swashbuckling adventures of former pirate Robert Shaw, "The Buccaneers". Day worked his way through a range of genre fare, including Boris Karloff horror flicks ("The Haunted Strangler"), science fiction pictures ("First Man into Space"), and adventure yarns ("Tarzan the Magnificent"). Other notable British productions included the Peter Sellers caper comedy "Two Way Stretch" and several episodes of the celebrated superspy series "The Avengers". In the '60s, Day moved to the United States, where he directed mostly for the small screen on series ranging from the "The Streets of San Francisco" to "Dallas" and for TV movies such as the third installment in the beloved Disney franchise "Beyond Witch Mountain".

Relationships

Dorothy Provine

Companion

Milestones

1956

First film as director "The Green Man"

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