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Philip Saville


Born - 28 October 1928, Lewisham, London, England
Died - 22 December 2016

Dark-haired, good-looking British director, most of whose best work was done for TV, notably on the series The Boys from the Blackstuff and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil. He had begin as a rather colourless teenage actor in 'B' features: Penny and the Pownall Case (1947), The Blind Goddess (1948), Valley of Song (1952), Murder at 3am (1953), Bang! You're Dead (1954), Contraband Spain (1955), The Betrayal (1957), On the Run (1958), The Great Van Robbery (1959) and An Honourable Murder (1960). By 1955 he had already moved into directing, with cinema films beginning a decade later: but Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966) and The Best House in London (1968) were not successful and he returned to TV. Later film work includes Shadey (1985), Max and Helen (1990), Metroland (1997) and The Gospel of John (2003), his last. The actress and director Jane Arden was the first of his two wives. He also had a lengthy relationship with actress Diana Rigg, which was said to have provided the inspiration for the film Darling... in 1965.