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Piers Haggard OBE

18 March 1939 to 11 January 2023

A British director, who worked mostly on British television but also directed several films. Piers Haggard started out in theatre, working at the likes of London’s Royal Court, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre and Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre at the Old Vic. He made his television debut directing 10 episodes of The Newcomers (1966) and went on to work on of Callan (1967-1970), Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965-1971), Quatermass (1979), Objects of Affection (1982), Cold Enough for Snow and Visitors (both 1987). His film work included Wedding Night (1969), The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Venom (1981) and Conquest (1989). He won a BAFTA and was nominated for a second for Pennies from Heaven (1978), and was appointed OBE in 2016.

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