Paul Almond

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Birth Name: Paul Almond
Born: 04/26/1931
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA

The Montreal-born Almond actually began writing plays as a child and had his first professional production at age eleven. After attending Oxford where he began acting, he toured France in a production of "The Duchess of Malfi" directed by Tony Richardson, then returned to Canada to write a novel, before joining the CBC. Almond worked in TV in Canada and London, where he directed such productions as "The Rose Tattoo" for Grenada Television. In 1960, General Motors refused to sponsor his production of "Shadow of a Pale Horse", claiming a lynching scene was too realistic; it aired on Canadian TV intact. Five years later, he directed "Romeo and Jeannette" which introduced Genevieve Bujold and Mi... Continue Bio >>

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