Stuart Freeborn

Born: 5 September 1914, Leytonstone, London
Died: 5 February 2013, London

Highlighted works

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness plays a WWII British colonel whose perverse sense of duty leads him to help his Japanese captors build a bridge.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Peter Sellers plays three separate roles in Stanley Kubrick’s mordant Cold War comedy in which insanity and political manoeuvrings lead to nuclear meltdown.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Stanley Kubrick took science fiction cinema in a grandly intelligent new direction with this epic story of man’s quest for knowledge.

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    David Lean’s screen version of Charles Dickens’s masterpiece remains the finest cinematic interpretation of this much-adapted novel.

  • The Dam Busters

    The Dam Busters

    An obsessive inventor and a squadron of courageous airmen pull off an audacious but costly raid on a dam in wartime Germany.

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