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Jack Gold


Born - 28 June 1930, Stepney, London, England
Died - 9 August 2015

Boyish, dark-haired film director whose chief claim to fame remains some remarkable work for TV, including the groundbreaking The Naked Civil Servant (1975). His work for the cinema is, on the whole, less successful. After apprentice work on radio and TV, he began making short films, followed by the longer-length docudrama Living Jazz in 1961, still considered one of the best jazz films made. Further TV work included the comedy My Father Knew Lloyd George (1965) and he began making mainstream movies a few years later: The Bofors Gun (1968), The Reckoning (1969), The National Health (1973), Man Friday (1975), Aces High (1976), The Medusa Touch (1978) and The Chain (1984), after which he returned to feature length work for television. This has also included Catholics (1973), Charley Muffin (1979), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980, shown in UK cinemas), Praying Mantis (1982), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Tenth Man (1988), The Return of the Native (1994) and Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998).