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Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Gerry O'Hara got his film-making break while working as a reporter for the Boston Guardian.

Whilst writing for the newspaper, he was sent to interview Michael Powell who was filming One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing in the local area. Inspired by what he'd seen that day, O'Hara took the liberty of writing to Powell asking him for a job.

By luck or good fortune, Powell wrote back which led to O'Hara's first film industry job working as a trainee in the script department at Verity Films.

Over the next few years, he worked on a number of Ministry Of Information films before working his way up to assistant director. In this capacity O'Hara got to work with such renowned directors as Otto Preminger, Carol Reed, Ronald Neame, Tony Richardson and Laurence Olivier.

In 1963 he was given the chance to direct his first film, That Kind Of Girl. His last directing credit was in 1993, on the horror movie The Mummy Lives.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Will Slater

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