Terence Young Overview:

Director, Terence Young, was born on Jun 20, 1915 in Shanghai, China. Young died at the age of 79 on Sep 7, 1994 in Cannes, France .


Terence Young started his film career as a screenwriter in 1939, moving on to make his directorial debut in 1948 with Corridor of Mirrors starring Eric Portman. Over the course of 40 years (1948-1988) he directed 40 films, most notably three James Bond films -- Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Thunderball (1965) -- as well as The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) starring Kim Novak, and Wait Until Dark (1967) starring Audrey Hepburn.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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Directed his wife Dorothea Bennett's novel The Jigsaw Man (1984).

Doubled for terminally ill actor Pedro Armendáriz in some of his long shots in From Russia with Love (1963).

During World War II, he was a paratrooper in the British army, and took part in the battle of Arnhem, Holland, where he was wounded. Young was transferred to a Dutch hospital, where he was nursed back to health. One of the volunteer nurses who took care of him was a 16-year-old Dutch girl named Audrey Heenstra - who became better known as Audrey Hepburn. More than 20 years later, he directed her in Wait Until Dark (1967).

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