Saturday, April 28, 2018

RIP Michael Anderson

Legendary British film director dies aged 98

A legendary British director has sadly passed away aged 98.

The Daily Star
By Sasha Morris
April 28, 2018

The 98-year-old was best known for his hit 1976 film Logan's Run, which starred Michael York and Farrah Fawcett, and later won a Special Academy Award for special effects.

Michael's glittering career spanned more than six decades, with other notable productions such as The Dam Busters and Around The World in 80 Days.

Before his death, Michael was the oldest living person to receive a Best Director nomination at the Oscars for Around the World in 80 Days.

His career began with acting, as he appeared in In Which We Serve, 1936 and Housemaster, 1938.

Michael then took a break from acting to serve in the British Army's Royal Signal corps for the Second World War.

He went onto direct box office successes such as The Dam Busters and 1984, in 1956.

Michael's success grew as he was called in to direct Around the World in 80 Days, starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLainem and was quickly nominated for Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his work - with the film winning best picture.

Michael went onto win Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of Canada.

The director was married three times — to Betty Jordan, Vera Carlisle, and Adrienne Ellis.

His son Michael Anderson Jr works as an actor and also appeared in Logan's Run and the Martian Chronicles.

Michael's other son David is a film producer, while his step-daughter Laurie Holden has appeared in The X Files and The Walking Dead.

Born: 1/30/1920, London, England, U.K.
Died: 4/25/2018, Canada

Michael Anderson’s western – director:
Rugged Gold (TV) - 1994

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