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Osbert Lancaster (1908–1986)

Osbert Lancaster was born on August 4, 1908 in London, England. He is known for his work on Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965), Startime (1959) and Theatre Night (1957). He was married to Anne Scott-James and Karen Harris. He died on July 27, 1986 in London. See full bio »


(age 77) in London, England, UK

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 2000 Coppélia, A ballet in three acts (TV Movie) (set designer)
 1979 Pineapple Poll (TV Movie) (set designer)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (original designs by - 1 episode)
- Pineapple Poll (1959) ... (original designs by)
 1959 Pineapple Poll (TV Movie) (set designer)
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series) (scenery - 1 episode)
- Zuleika (1957) ... (scenery)
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 2000 Coppélia, A ballet in three acts (TV Movie) (original designs)
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Zuleika (1957)
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 1958 Is Art Necessary? (TV Series)
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 1980 The Big Time (TV Series documentary)
- The Rev Taffy Davies - Cartoonist (1980) ... Himself (as Sir Osbert Lancaster)
 1967 Look at Life: Funny Business Is No Joke (Documentary short)
 1967 Attack! (TV Series)
Himself - Host
- The Speed Merchants (1967) ... Himself - Host
 1967 The Levin Interview (TV Series documentary)
- Osbert Lancaster (1967) ... Himself
 1967 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
- Episode #2.24 (1967) ... Himself
- Episode #2.14 (1967) ... Himself
 1958 Is Art Necessary? (TV Series)
- Are They Worth It? (1958) ... Himself
 1949 The Dim Little Island (Short)

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Other Works:

He was scenery and costume designer for the ballet, "La Fille Mal Gardee (The Unchaperoned Daughter)," in the Royal Ballet production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Nadia Nerina; David Blair; Stanley Holde and Alexander Grant in the cast. Ferdinand Herold was composer. John Lanchbery was adapter. ... See more »

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Sir Osbert Lancaster

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