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Name  John Gorrie
Role  Director

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Full Name  John Sumner Gorrie
Born  11 August 1932 (age 83) (1932-08-11) Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series
Shows  Edward the Seventh, Lillie
Movies  The Picture of Dorian Gray, Cause Celebre, The Wings of the Dove, The Tempest, After Loch Lomond
Similar People  Michael Hordern, Harry Andrews, Verity Lambert, Nicholas Ball, Alan Rowe

Occupation  Screenwriter; director

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John Gorrie (born 11 August 1932, Hastings, East Sussex) is an English director and screenwriter. He began his career as an actor, but in early 1963 he completed the BBCs director's course. His first assignments as a director were for the soap opera Compact and the anthology series Suspense. He directed the Doctor Who serial The Keys of Marinus.


He directed episodes of Out of the Unknown, Edward the Seventh (which he also co-wrote), Play of the Month, Play for Today, and Tales of the Unexpected. Gorrie also directed John Osborne's adaptation of Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) for the Play of the Month series.

In 1979, John Gorrie directed two classics: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (taping dates 16–21 May, first transmitted in the UK on 6 January 1980), and The Tempest (taping dates 23–28 July, first transmitted in the UK on 27 February 1980) in the BBC Television Shakespeare project.

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