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Born in Beckenham, Kent, England, UK
Died in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Mini Bio (1)

Sydney Box was born on April 29, 1907 in Beckenham, Kent, England. He was a producer and writer, known for The Seventh Veil (1945), Forbidden Cargo (1954) and Christopher Columbus (1949). He was married to Muriel Box. He died on May 25, 1983 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Spouse (1)

Muriel Box (1935 - 1969) ( divorced)

Trivia (7)

He wrote many of his own screenplays as well as more than 50 one-act plays.
Brother of Betty E. Box
British writer, a former journalist who became active as a theatrical producer. With his wife Muriel Box, he produced more than 100 one-act plays. Founded Verity Films in 1940, turning out more than 120 shorts for the war effort in the space of two years. Collaborated with his wife Muriel on several feature films, of which the biggest hit was The Seventh Veil (1945), which won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. After a spell at Rank, Sydney became head of production at Pinewood in 1949. Retired from films in 1959 to work as a television executive.
In 1949 he was appointed head of production at Pinewood Studios.
Formed Verity Films, a British film production company. [1940]
Founded, with wife Muriel Box, London Independent Producers, a British film production company.
Former head of Gainsborough Pictures, a British film production/distribution company.

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