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    Wikipedia is showing that British film director Michael Anderson ('Around the World in 80 Days' et al) died 18 June 2006. It gives no link to an obit, nor can I find any other mention of his death. Hoax?

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    Looks like somebody has edited his entry and removed the error.

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    Member Country: Great Britain Malcolm's Avatar
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    Yes, the entry has been withdrawn from Wikipedia

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    The guy directed my favourite film: THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM!

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    His last film I remember as director "THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO II" I think he has emigrated to canada and he is alive and busy in writing a book; You can check this link for more detail; Register at IMDb.com

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    Hadn't realised until I checked IMDB that Michael Anderson is still directing in his 89th year. Which makes him the oldest and longest serving (1949-) British film director.



    IMHO it is about time he was re-evaluated. The are some duds on his cv and he is not the most distinctive of directors but with films like



    The Dam Busters

    The Quiller Memorandum

    Chase a Crooked Shadow




    he is surely slightly more than the journeyman that the rest of his cv suggests.

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    Couldn't agree more Windy, to your list I was also add one of my faves :



    The Wreck Of The Mary Deare

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    Around The World In Eighty Days

    Ta Ta

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    Michael Anderson (I)



    Ta Ta

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    Hadn't realised until I checked IMDB that Michael Anderson is still directing in his 89th year. Which makes him the oldest and longest serving (1949-) British film director.


    Until Ken Annakin gets his Genghis Khan released!

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    Until Ken Annakin gets his Genghis Khan released!
    14 year old film so Andreson still beats him on career longevity

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    I still quite like The Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst

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    I still quite like The Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
    I'd forgotten he directed that



    Another from me.

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    Has Lewis Gilbert retired?



    His last film to date is 'Before You Go' in 2002.

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    I believe I read somewhere that he had indeed retired .... well, he is 88.

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    Michael Anderson has been wrongly credited on IMDB as coming out of retirement at 89 to direct Tenderloin. The actual director is a namesake documentary director helming a feature film for the first time. It wouldn't have made MA the oldest working director even if it was true as alot of Britmoviers already know it is Portugese director Manoel De Oliviera currently directing in his 101st year.

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    So what is Michael (a great Director) doing now?

    Film Man

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    So what is Michael (a great Director) doing now?

    Film Man
    Would assume enjoying a very prosperous retirement.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed his interview on the Quiller Memorandum dvd I bought recently. Interesting to find he was very much a Germanophile, notwithstanding making Dambusters, whose theme-tune became the anthem of the soccer 'oi-poloi in more recent times. I must admit that in the interview footage he simply didn't look old enough to be the man who directed the Royal Film of 1955!!

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