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Malcolm Mowbray

24 June 1949 to 23 June 2023

A British director, who worked in both the UK and US, predominantly on comedies and dramas. While Malcolm Mowbray’s best known film was World War II comedy-drama A Private Function (1984), which earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Film and won BAFTAs for its performers Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott and Liz Smith, his other films included Out Cold (1989), The Boyfriend School (1990), The Revengers’ Comedies (1998) and Meeting Spencer (2011). His television credits included Days at the Beach (for BBC2’s Playhouse, 1981) and episodes of Hanging Around (1978), Once Upon a Time in the North (1994), Crocodile Shoes (1994), Cadfael (1995) and Pie in the Sky (1996). A graduate of the National Film and Television School in the 1970s, he later taught at the institution, as well as at Bournemouth Film School and Leeds Beckett University.

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