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Charles Crichton
Born Charles Ainslie Crichton
6 August 1910(1910-08-06)
Wallasey, Merseyside, England
Died 14 September 1999 (aged 89)
South Kensington, London, England
Occupation film director
film editor
Years active 1935 - 1988

Charles Crichton (6 August 1910 in Wallasey, Merseyside – 14 September 1999 in South Kensington, London) was an English film director and film editor. He became best known for directing comedies produced at Ealing Studios. Crichton enjoyed an extremely long career, editing and directing many films and television programmes over a period exceeding 40 years.[1]


Select filmography (director)

Crichton gained two Academy Award nominations for A Fish Called Wanda; one for Best Director and the second for Best Original Screenplay (which is shared with John Cleese).



  1. ^ Kemp, Philip (2000). "Charles Crichton". in Pendergast, Tom; Pendergast, Sara. International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers, Edition 4. St. James Press. ISBN 978-1558624498. 

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