Sidney Gilliat

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Began his career writing intertitles for silent films, graduating to screenplays in the 1930s before eventually turning to directing. Working often with Frank Launder, Gilliat made a series of outstanding British ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1908 in Cheshire, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (26)

The Lady Vanishes 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Boys in Blue 1982 (Movie)

("Ask a Policeman") (From Story)

The Lady Vanishes 1978 (Movie)

from screenplay (From Story)

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery 1966 (Movie)

(From Story)

Pure Hell of St. Trinian's 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Left, Right and Centre 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

Left, Right and Centre 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Green Man 1956 (Movie)

("Meet a Body") (Play as Source Material)

The Green Man 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Constant Husband 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wee Geordie 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Belles of St. Trinian's 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I See a Dark Stranger 1945 (Movie)

(From Story)

I See a Dark Stranger 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Night Train to Munich 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jamaica Inn 1938 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Jamaica Inn 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Sinners 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Yank at Oxford (Movie)

(Book Author)

A Yank at Oxford (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Green for Danger (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Jamaica Inn (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Girl in the News (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Where There's a Will (Movie)

(Short Story Author)
Producer (16)

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ooh... You Are Awful 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery 1966 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Only Two Can Play 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pure Hell of St. Trinian's 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Left, Right and Centre 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smallest Show on Earth 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Green Man 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Constant Husband 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wee Geordie 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Belles of St. Trinian's 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Folly to Be Wise 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

I See a Dark Stranger 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Captain Boycott (Movie)

(Producer)

Green for Danger (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (6)

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Only Two Can Play 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Left, Right and Centre 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Constant Husband 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Green for Danger (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Left, Right and Centre 1958 (Movie)

Sleeping News of the World Reader (Actor)

Biography

Began his career writing intertitles for silent films, graduating to screenplays in the 1930s before eventually turning to directing. Working often with Frank Launder, Gilliat made a series of outstanding British comedies and suspense pictures from the mid-30s into the 1960s; among the team's screenwriting credits are "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) and "Night Train to Munich" (1940). Launder and Gilliat became known for thrillers with a comic element, such as "I See a Dark Stranger" (1946), "Green For Danger" (1946) and "State Secret" (1950). "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (1954) is one of their best-known outright comedies. Brother of producer Leslie Gilliat.

Relationships

Leslie Gilliat

Brother

EDUCATION

University of London

University of London

Milestones

1961

Chairman of Shepperton studios

1944

Formed Individual Pictures company with Frank Launder

1941

Film director

1927

Assistant director (to Walter Mycroft)

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