Clive Donner

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Birth Name: Clive Donner
Born: 01/21/1926
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 09/07/2010

Donner broke out from the "quota quickies" with "Some People" (1962), a surprisingly successful pop musical with songs by Ron Grainer, designed to bring the Duke of Edinburgh Award to the attention of working-class teens. Unable to find conventional backing for his next project, a screen version of his friend Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" (1964), he faithfully captured the play on a self-advertised, experimental low budget which prevented him from opening out the play (the commonest criticism). Donner's next excursion was to social satire with "Nothing But the Best (1964), considered by many his finest film. Working from an excellent script by Frederic Raphael, he crafted (with the help of... Continue Bio >>

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