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John Howard Davies est un Acteur et Réalisateur Britannique né le 9 mars 1939 à Paddington (Royaume-uni)

John Howard Davies

John Howard Davies
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Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 9 mars 1939 à Paddington (Royaume-uni)
Mort 22 aout 2011 (à 72 ans) à Blewbury (Royaume-uni)

John Howard Davies est un acteur et producteur britannique né le 9 mars 1939 à Paddington en Londres et mort le 22 août 2011 à Blewbury, près de Didcot dans l'Oxfordshire. Fils du scénariste Jack Davies, il joua dans le film Oliver Twist tourné en 1948, dans le rôle d'Oliver.

Biographie

Davies was born in Paddington, London, the son of the scriptwriter Jack Davies. His credits as a child actor include the title role at the age of nine in David Lean's production Oliver Twist (1948), followed by The Rocking Horse Winner (1949), Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951) and a few episodes of the television series William Tell (1958).

After school at Haileybury, further education in Grenoble, France and national service in the Navy, he started working in the City, the financial centre of London, then as a carpet salesman. Ending up in Melbourne, Australia, he returned to acting and met his first wife Leonie when they both appeared in The Sound of Music. He was Stage Manager for The Sound Of Music for two years touring Australia and New Zealand. Back in Britain he tried selling oil to industry in Wembley.

He is best known for his adult career as a director and producer of several highly successful British sitcoms. Davies became a BBC production assistant during 1966, being promoted to producer in 1968. During this early period Davies worked on sketch shows such as The World of Beachcomber (1968), the earliest episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) and The Goodies (1970–72). He also directed the young Anthony Hopkins in the first episode of the Biography series in "Danton," written by Arden Winch. He also worked on All Gas and Gaiters (1969–70) and the seventh series of Steptoe and Son in 1972.

He briefly left the BBC to become managing director of EMI Television Productions in 1973, but soon returned to the corporation. From this time came Fawlty Towers (1975). The actress the writers wished to cast as Sybil was uninterested, and casting Prunella Scales was Davies's idea. Davies was producer for all four series of The Good Life (1975–78).

He was the BBC's Head of Comedy during 1977–82, then head of light entertainment, before joining Thames Television in 1985. Thames was then an ITV contractor, for which Davies was head of light entertainment from 1988. During the last role he was cited by the popular press as the man who sacked comedian Benny Hill when the company decided not to renew his contract after a connection lasting 20 years. He told Hill's biographer Mark Lewisohn, "It's very dangerous to have a show on ITV that doesn't appeal to women, because they hold the purse strings, in a sense."

During this period he worked on No Job for a Lady (1990–92) and Mr. Bean (1990), returning to the BBC later in the 1990s.

He died from cancer on 22 August 2011 at his home in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, with his third wife Linda, whom he married in 2005, son William and daughter Georgina at his bedside.

Le plus souvent avec

Amy Veness
Amy Veness
(3 films)
Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(2 films)
Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2 films)
David Lean
David Lean
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de John Howard Davies (7 films)

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Acteur

La Boîte magique, 1h58
Réalisé par John Boulting, Roy Boulting, Cliff Owen
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Biographie
Acteurs Robert Donat, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell, Robert Beatty, Margaret Rutherford, Janette Scott
Rôle Maurice Friese-Greene
Note70% 3.541273.541273.541273.541273.54127
Un assistant photographe décide de s'installer à son compte avec l'idée de produire des images animées, mais son entreprise est ruinée et il doit rembourser ses créanciers.
The Rocking Horse Winner, 1h31
Réalisé par Anthony Pelissier
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Fantastique, Fantasy
Acteurs Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills, Hugh Sinclair, Charles Goldner
Rôle Paul Grahame
Note72% 3.638993.638993.638993.638993.63899
Un jeune garçon peut prédire les gagnants des courses de chevaux lorsqu'il est sur son cheval à bascule.
Oliver Twist, 1h56
Réalisé par David Lean, George Pollock
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Aventure, Mélodrame
Thèmes L'enfance, L'enfance marginalisée
Acteurs Alec Guinness, Robert Newton, John Howard Davies, Kay Walsh, Anthony Newley, Francis L. Sullivan
Rôle Oliver Twist ("Olivier Twist " dans la version française)
Note77% 3.896923.896923.896923.896923.89692
Pour le synopsis et les autres adaptations au cinéma, voir l'article consacré au roman Oliver Twist. Cette version cinématographique est l'une des plus fidèles au roman. Quelques détails secondaires de l'intrigue sont éludés, le plus important est la fin du film qui ne montre pas la condamnation de Fagin à la peine de mort et ses derniers moments dans sa cellule où il reçoit la visite d'Oliver.

Réalisateur

Kim
Kim (1984)

Réalisé par John Howard Davies
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Aventure
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Florence Ezekiel Nadira, Julian Glover, Lee Montague
Note61% 3.09893.09893.09893.09893.0989
Kim est un joyeux petit vagabond. Sa maison ? Les rues de l'Inde vers 1890. Son surnom ? L'ami du monde entier ! Une adaptation du roman immortel de Rudyard Kipling pour toute la famille.
Silver Blaze, 30minutes
Réalisé par John Howard Davies, John Davies
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Policier
Thèmes Sherlock Holmes, Buddy movie
Acteurs Christopher Plummer, Thorley Walters, Gary Watson, Richard Beale, Donald Burton
Note69% 3.4709453.4709453.4709453.4709453.470945
Sherlock Holmes et le docteur Watson enquêtent sur la disparition de Silver Blaze, un célèbre cheval de course…