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Waris Hussein


Born in Lucknow, India, Waris Hussein moved to England at age nine with his parents. He later attended Cambridge and at 21 started as a trainee director with BBC, where his mother, the late Attia Hussein, worked. In addition to reading news in Hindi, she was also the station's dramatic star--translating William Shakespeare in Urdu and Hindi--as ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1978)
A Touch of Love Director
(1969)
Copacabana Director
(1985)

Filmography

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 2022 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sarah (2022)
 2002 Her Best Friend's Husband (TV Movie)
 1998 Supply & Demand (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
 1997 A Child's Wish (TV Movie)
 1995 The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Movie) (directed by)
 1994 Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
 1994 Murder Between Friends (TV Movie)
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 She Woke Up (TV Movie)
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Mini Series)
 1990 Forbidden Nights (TV Movie)
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
 1989 Those She Left Behind (TV Movie)
 1988 Killer Instinct (TV Movie)
 1987 Downpayment on Murder (TV Movie)
 1987 Intimate Contact (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1987)
- Episode #1.3 (1987)
- Episode #1.2 (1987)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
 1986 Maggie (TV Movie)
 1985 Copacabana (TV Movie)
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1983)
- Part 1 (1983)
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part II (1982)
- Part I (1982)
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
 1980 Baby Comes Home (TV Movie)
 1980 The Henderson Monster (TV Movie)
 1980 Death Penalty (TV Movie)
 1979 And Baby Makes Six (TV Movie)
 1978 Edward & Mrs. Simpson (TV Mini Series) (7 episodes)
- The Abdication (1978)
- Proposals (1978)
- The Decision (1978)
- The Divorce (1978)
- The New King (1978)
 1977-1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Forty Weeks (1978)
- Blind Love (1977)
 1978 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Romance (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Three Weeks (1977)
- Moths (1977)
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- A Country Life (1976)
- A Past Life (1976)
- An Early Life (1976)
 1965-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Hedda Gabler (1972)
- St. Joan (1968)
- Girls in Uniform (1967)
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini Series) (7 episodes)
- Resolution (1974)
- Sonata (1974)
- Prelude (1974)
- Trial (1974)
- Conflict (1974)
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Sylvia Pankhurst (1974)
- Annie Kenney (1974)
- The Pankhursts (1974)
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rust (1973)
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Silver Mask (1973)
 1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers (TV Movie)
 1971 Melody
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Casual Affair (1969)
 1966-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Spoiled (1968)
- Toggle (1968)
- Sleeping Dogs (1967)
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Son (1966)
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ella (1966)
 1965 The Newcomers (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
- Episode #1.1 (1965)
 1965 Londoners (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Police (1964)
 1963-1964 Doctor Who (TV Series) (10 episodes)
 1962-1963 Compact (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Gamblers (1963)
- On the Run (1963)
- Normal Working (1963)
- Emergency (1963)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Moonstrike (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed John Tillinger's adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, "The House of Mirth," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut with Dorothy Lyman (Gertie Farrish) in the cast. Marjorie B. Kellogg was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Judy Rasmuson was lighting designer. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on Doctor Who (2005)] There is an element now, and I know we're living in a different era, of sexuality that has crept in. Why bring in this element when in fact you needn't have it there? The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him. Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined ... See more »

Trivia:

He originally was hired to direct The Fan (1981) but left three weeks before filming began due to reported "artistic differences". See more »

Star Sign:

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