Basil Dearden
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1911
Birth Place:
Westcliffe-on-Sea, England, UK


Initially an actor with the Ben Greet repertory company, Briton Basil Dear later became a stage manager for director Basil Dean. To avoid being confused with Dean, Dear added a "den" to his professional name. When Dean became a staff director at Ealing films, Dearden went along as a scriptwriter, production manager and associate producer. He co-directed several comedies featuring such major stars...