Alan Bridges

Alan Bridges (28 September 1927 – 7 December 2013)[1] was an English film and television director.

Alan Bridges
Born(1927-09-28)28 September 1927
Liverpool, England
Died7 December 2013(2013-12-07) (aged 86)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1961-1991

In 1967 Bridges directed a television adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations starring Gary Bond as Pip.[2]

He won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival for his film The Hireling.[3] His film Out of Season (1975) was entered into the 25th Berlin International Film Festival[4] and film The Shooting Party (1985) was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] For television, Bridges directed several works by David Mercer and Dennis Potter.

Peter Bradshaw on film blog wrote: "Bridges was a brilliant poet and cinematic satirist – in tones both mordant and melancholy – of the English class system of the early 20th century, and a director with a flair for psychology and interior crisis, as evidenced by movies like The Return of the Soldier (1982) and The Shooting Party (1985)."[6]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Ronald Bergan Obituary: Alan Bridges, The Guardian, 29 January 2014
  2. ^ "Great Expectations (TV Series 1967– ) - IMDb". Retrieved 8 June 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Hireling". Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  4. ^ " Awards for Out of Season". Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  5. ^ "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  6. ^ Peter Bradshaw "Alan Bridges: a director of genuine if occasionally overlooked brilliance", (film blog), 24 January 2014

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