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Roy Boulting

John and Roy Boulting were English film-makers, who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s.

The twin brothers born in Bray, Berkshire, England on November 21, 1913. They worked together as producer and director whenever they could, and often alternated these duties depending on the nature of the film they were working on, although they did make films separately too. They also worked as screenwriters on their films.

They began with serious, tight, economical drama films such as Seven Days to Noon (1950) and Graham Greene's Brighton Rock (1947) (both with producer: Roy, director: John). They then became known for a series of satirical comedy films which are considered British classics today, such as Private's Progress (1956), Lucky Jim (1957) and I'm All Right Jack (1959)- all with the same credits as above, and usually with John as co-writer. The comedies often starred Ian Carmichael as the lead, along with Richard Attenborough and Terry-Thomas; and often Dennis Price, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl and Miles Malleson.

I'm All Right Jack also starred Peter Sellers and boosted his film career, winning him a BAFTA Best Actor Award. He also appeared in other Boulting brothers films later. The Family Way (1966) was a slightly controversial film about a young married couple and their down-to-earth family.

Roy Boulting did some work in British TV in the eighties including directing one of the popular BBC Miss Marple mysteries.

John died in 1985 and Roy on November 5, 2001.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Roy Boulting Facts

BirthdayNovember 21, 1913
BirthplaceBray, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathNovember 5, 2001 (Eynsham, England, United Kingdom, age 87)

Selected Filmography

Sailor of the King
Desert Victory WWII
Run For The Sun
There's A Girl In My Soup
Desert Victory
There?s a Girl in My Soup
Micki and Maude/Hanky Panky/There's a Girl in My Soup/Modern Romance
Twisted Nerve
Heavens Above!
Fame Is the Spur
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