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Carol Reed (I) (1906–1976)


Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Art Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Third Man Director
(1949)
Oliver! Director
(1968)
The Fallen Idol Director
(1948)
Odd Man Out Director
(1947)

Filmography

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 1970 Flap
 1968 Oliver!
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (some scenes, uncredited)
 1958 The Key
 1956 Trapeze
 1949 The Third Man
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1945 The True Glory (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 The Way Ahead
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
 1942 We Serve (Short)
 1941 A Letter from Home (Short)
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 Bank Holiday
 1935 It Happened in Paris (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

stage: spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Carol Reed

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Penelope Dudley-Ward  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Films are made in fear and worry and panic. There is no happiness in this business. See more »

Trivia:

In 1952 he became the first British film director to receive a knighthood for his craft. Although producer/director Alexander Korda and actor/director Laurence Olivier had previously been knighted, Reed was the first to receive the distinction primarily for his directing work. See more »

Trademark:

Narrrow, dark spaces: laneways and tunnels (The Third Man (1949) and Odd Man Out (1947)) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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