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Notable work  The Silent Partner
Nationality  Canada
Name  Daryl Duke
Occupation  Film director
Role  Film director
Years active  1966-1992

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Born  8 March 1929 (1929-03-08) Vancouver, British Columbia
Television  This Hour Has Seven Days The Thorn Birds
Died  October 21, 2006, West Vancouver, Canada
Spouse  Anne-marie Dekker (m. ?–2006)
Education  University of British Columbia
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Movies  The Silent Partner, Tai‑Pan, Payday, Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story, Florence Nightingale
Similar People  Bryan Brown, Celine Lomez, Susannah York, Joan Chen, Elliott Gould

Cause of death  pulmonary fibrosis

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Daryl Duke (8 March 1929 – 21 October 2006) was a Canadian film and TV director.


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Duke was born at Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became one of CBC Television's earliest regional producers. His career continued with CBC in Toronto producing such series as This Hour Has Seven Days, then in the United States for major television networks and studios there.

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In 1977 he won the Canadian Film Award for best Director for his surprise hit The Silent Partner.

His significant achievement in television was directing the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. Duke was also among those responsible for the creation of CKVU-TV in Vancouver which is today part of the Citytv franchise. Noteworthy is that he produced and directed early Bob Dylan "song films," black and white vignettes that were the forerunners of today's music videos. He was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Starwalk in 1997.

Duke died in West Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 due to pulmonary fibrosis.


  • 1972: Payday
  • 1978: The Silent Partner
  • 1982: Hard Feelings
  • 1986: Tai-Pan
  • Television

  • 1964: This Hour Has Seven Days
  • 1966: Wojeck (1 episode)
  • 1969: The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (3 episodes)
  • 1970: Children of the Lotus Eater
  • 1970: Night Gallery (1 episode)
  • 1970-71: The Psychiatrist (pilot, 1 episode)
  • 1972: Banacek (1 episode)
  • 1972: Cool Million (episode)
  • 1972: Ghost Story (2 episodes)
  • 1973: I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • 1973: The President's Plane Is Missing
  • 1974: Harry O (2-part episodes)
  • 1975: A Cry for Help
  • 1975: They Only Come Out at Night
  • 1976: Griffin and Phoenix
  • 1979: The Return of Charlie Chan
  • 1983: The Thorn Birds (miniseries)
  • 1985: Florence Nightingale
  • 1989: When We Were Young
  • 1990: Columbo: Columbo Cries Wolf
  • 1991: Columbo: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazordous to Your Health
  • 1992: Fatal Memories
  • Awards and recognition

  • 1971: winner, Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Drama, episode of The Bold Ones: The Senator
  • 2004: winner, John Drainie Award
  • References

    Daryl Duke Wikipedia