January 2, 2017

Directors

Robert Asher (1915-1979) b. London, England.

British director Robert Asher began his career as an assistant director in 1934, working under filmmakers including Anthony Pelissier, Robert Hamer and Roy Ward Baker. Asher began directing British comedy films in 1959 starting with the Norman Wisdom vehicle Follow a Star (1959). He took over from John Paddy Carstairs as the helmsman of the Wisdom films concluding in 1966 with Press for Time (1966). Away from Wisdom, Asher’s only film of note was the crime caper farce Make Mine Mink (1960). By the late 60s film work had dried up and Asher moved into television ad directed episodes of the ITC tv series ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘The Champions’. He is the brother of cinematographer Jack Asher.



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