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Gerry O'Hara (born 1924, Boston, Lincolnshire, England) is an English film and television director.
Screenonline: O'Hara, Gerry (1924-), Director, Writer
"A writer who did a bit of directing" is Gerry O'Hara's modest description of his 50-year career in film and television. While many found the industry an unforgiving place, O'Hara had more than his share of ups and downs: from the highs of learning the craft of directing on set with Laurence Olivier, Carol Reed and Otto Preminger, to the disastrous shoot of Maroc 7 (1966); from the success of his Swinging 60s film The Pleasure Girls (1965) to the hostile press he received for battered wife drama The Brute (1976) ... O'Hara's career continued into the mid-1990s. British Film Institute (BFI) Screenonline website.
with Gerry O'Hara (Photograph)
Transcript of Interview by Andrew Spicer and Anthony McKenna (21st February, 2011).
Working Within the System: An Interview with Gerry O’Hara
Gerry O’Hara is a true original, and if he never really got the chance to definitively climb out of the ranks of assistant directors into the realm of full-fledged feature directors, he nevertheless managed to carve out a solid career in the cinema working with such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier, Ronald Neame, Michael Powell, Sir Carol Reed, Anatole Litvak, Ken Annakin, Terence Fisher, Sidney Box, Otto Preminger and many more in his early years, before striking out on his own with several low budget sixties British films, the most memorable of which is The Pleasure Girls (1963, UK), recently re-released as part of the BFI’s “Flipside” series of lesser-known films that nevertheless deserve attention. Despite its unfortunate title, The Pleasure Girls is in reality a deeply moving feminist document of ’60s London, shot in a real apartment building, as four young women come to London to make their way in the world ...
Born: 1924 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
The Mummy Lives (1993); Director: Gerry O'Hara (video 1)
Fanny Hill (1983); Director: Gerry O'Hara (video 2)
The Bitch (1979); Director: Gerry O'Hara (video 3)
The Brute (1977); Director: Gerry O'Hara (video 4)
The Pleasure Girls (1965); Director: Gerry O'Hara (video 5)
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