Don Sharp

Forename/s: 
Don
Family name: 
Sharp
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Interview Number: 
304
Interview Date(s): 
2 Nov 1993
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Duration (mins): 
350

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Australian filmmaker Don Sharp began his career in 1945 as an actor in Australian theatre and cinema. Three years later, he went to London where in 1949, he became a screenwriter. By the mid-'50s Sharp had become a prolific director; he began with children's movies and graduated to movies with Hammer Films with The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964) and other movies including  Psychomania (1972) and The Thity-Nine Steps (1978). He also directed dozens of television shows including The Four Feathers (1978) and A Woman of Substance (1984) . Occasionally he returned to films as a second-unit director, prior to his death at age 89 in late 2011.