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Name: Waris Hussein  
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Date of Birth: 9th December 1938
Place of Birth: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Waris Hussein (born December 9, 1938 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India) is a British-Indian television director, best known for his many productions for British television. He moved to the UK with his parents at the age of nine.

He is particularly remembered for having directed the first ever Doctor Who serial, 100,000 BC, in 1963. In 1964 he returned to the series to direct the fourth serial, Marco Polo. He went on to enjoy a highly successful career directing many prestigious productions such as a 1965 BBC television version of A Passage to India, suffragette movement drama Shoulder to Shoulder (BBC, 1974) and the Thames Television serial Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978). The latter two productions saw him working once more with former Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert.

In 1983 he declined an offer to direct the twentieth anniversary Doctor Who special, The Five Doctors. In the 1990s he directed several television movies in the United States.

External link

  • Waris Hussein at the Internet Movie Database

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