John Irvin
Date of Birth
May 07, 1940
Birth Place:
Newcastle, England, UK


An assistant editor in British films, Irvin began making documentaries in the '70s, and in 1980 helmed his first feature, the Frederick Forsyth adaptation The Dogs of War. A sturdy if impersonal craftsman, Irvin also helmed Fred Astaire's final film, the horror tale Ghost Story; the romantic comedy Turtle Diary, scripted by Harold Pinter; and the Vietnam War drama Hamburger Hill. ~ Rovi

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