Roy Boulting

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Director-producer-screenwriter Roy Boulting may be best known to Americans through the gossip columns thanks to his May-December marriage to actress Hayley Mills, but in the film world he is heralded, along with his ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1913 in Bray, England, GB

Filmography

Director (30)

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

The Last Word 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Undercovers Hero 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

A French Mistress 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Man in a Cocked Hat 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Brothers in Law 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Run For the Sun 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Josephine and Men 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

High Treason 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Days to Noon 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

The Guinea Pig 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Fame Is the Spur 1946 (Movie)

(Director)

Burma Victory 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

Desert Victory 1942 (Movie)

(Director)

Tunisian Victory 1942 (Movie)

(Director)

They Serve Abroad 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

Thunder Rock 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

Dawn Guard 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Pastor Hall 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Consider Your Verdict 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Ripe Earth 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Seeing Stars 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

The Landlady 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Inquest (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (15)

Undercovers Hero 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rotten to the Core 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rotten to the Core 1964 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A French Mistress 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man in a Cocked Hat 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brothers in Law 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Run For the Sun 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

High Treason 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Days to Noon 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Guinea Pig 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Rotten to the Core 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lucky Jim 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Private's Progress 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brighton Rock 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

Seven Days to Noon 1950 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Director-producer-screenwriter Roy Boulting may be best known to Americans through the gossip columns thanks to his May-December marriage to actress Hayley Mills, but in the film world he is heralded, along with his identical twin brother John, as a major force in the post-war British film industry. Roy directed (and John produced) such gritty dramas as "Thunder Rock" (1942) and "Brighton Rock/Young Scarface" (1947), then, in the 1950s, John directed and Roy produced such raucous comedies as "Private's Progress" (1955) and the trade union satire "I'm All Right, Jack" (1959).

Relationships

Arthur Boulting

Father

Rose Boulting

Mother

Family
had seven sons by four different women

Son
twins appeared in 1957 film "No Time For Tears"

Crispian Boulting

Son
born in 1973 mother, Hayley Mills founded band Kula Shaker had been estranged for some twenty-years before reconciling in the late 1990s

John Boulting

Brother
twin partnered with Roy until his death in 1985

Ingrid Boulting Actor

Step-Daughter

Jean Capon

Wife
married in 1942 divorced in 1951 mother of two of Boulting's sons

Peter Cotes

Brother
born on March 12, 1919 directed "The Mousetrap" in London in 1952 which went on to become the world's longest-running play died at age 86 on November 10, 1998

Hayley Mills Actor

Wife
Married June 1971 Separated in 1975 Divorced in 1976

Hayley Mills

Wife
married in 1971 separated in 1975 divorced in 1978 mother of Boulting's son Crispian

Enid Munnik

Wife
married in 1951 divorced in 1964 mother of three of Boulting's sons

Sandra Spencer

Wife
married in 1978 divorced in 1984

Victoria Vaughan

Companion
mother of one of Boulting's sons

Angela Warnock

Wife
married in 1936 divorced in 1941

EDUCATION

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec

Reading School

Reading

Milestones

1985

Helmed the British TV-movie "The Moving Finger", with Joan Hickson playing the Agatha Christie heroine Miss Marple

1979

Final film, "The Last Word"

1979

Last film with brother, "The Number"

1972

Left British Lion Films

1969

Directed "There's a Girl in My Soup"

1968

Second film with Hayley Mills, "Twisted Nerve"

1966

Scripted and helmed "The Family Way", starring future wife Hayley Mills and her father John Mills

1958

Appointed director of British Lion Films

1954

Reteamed with brother as co-director and co-producer of "Crest of the Wave/Seagulls Over Sorrento"; also wrote script

1950

With brother John, co-directed "Seven Days to Noon"

1942

Was member of Army Film Unit during World War II

1942

Co-directed "Tunisian Victory" with Frank Capra

1938

Directed the short "Seeing Stars"; also wrote and produced

1937

Co-founded Charter Films with brother John

1937

Film directorial debut with the short "The Landlady"

1936

Was assistant director on "Apron Fools"

Formed Boulting Brothers Productions with twin John

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