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Jack Clayton Overview:

Producer, Jack Clayton, was born on Mar 1, 1921 in Brighton, East Sussex. Clayton died at the age of 74 on Feb 26, 1995 in Slough, Berkshire .

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Although Clayton was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best DirectorRoom at the Top (1959)N/ANominated
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 26, 2016 From The Stop Button

Nothing connects with Something Wicked This Way Comes, though Jonathan Pryce?s performance is probably the closest thing to a complete success. Jason Robards is often quite good, but he?s both protagonist and subject of the film, which neither director Clayton nor writer Ray Bradbury (adapting his o... Read full article


The Innocents (1961, )

on Jul 2, 2010 From The Stop Button

I don’t get it. When I watched the film, I had no idea The Innocents was considered some masterpiece of British cinema. I’m actually rather surprised by the acclaim. Similarly, I’m shocked Deborah Kerr considered her performance in this film her best. It’s not a bad performan... Read full article


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Joined the British Army as a tea-boy at the age of 15.

Directed 4 actors to Oscar nominations: Laurence Harvey (Best Actor, Room at the Top (1959)), Simone Signoret (Best Actress, Room at the Top (1959)), Hermione Baddeley (Best Supporting Actress, Room at the Top (1959)), and Anne Bancroft (Best Actress, The Pumpkin Eater (1964)). Signoret won an Oscar for her performance.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 224-227. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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