January 2, 2017


Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904-2003) b. Darlington, Durham, England.

Anthony Havelock-Allan

Anthony Havelock-Allen entered into films as a casting director in 1933 before progressing to producer in 1935. After producing a series of ‘quota quickies’ Havelock-Allan found major success when he became closely associated with director David Lean and cinematographer Ronald Neame; their Cineguild collaborations included such landmark films as Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948). He frequently co-scripted the films he produced, earning an Academy Award nomination in this capacity for Great Expectations (1946). During the late 1950s and 60s he supervised production of a small number of Italian films including Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968). His final feature, Ryan’s Daughter (1970), reunited Havelock-Allen with David Lean. He was formerly married to actresses Valerie Hobson.

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