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Name: Bill Forsyth  
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Date of Birth: 29th July 1946
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bill Forsyth (b. born Glasgow, 1946) is a Scottish movie director and writer, noted for his commitment to regional film-making.

An early film That Sinking Feeling discovered a teenage actor John Gordon Sinclair. Forsyth first came to public attention with the hit Gregory's Girl in 1981, which won 'Best Screenplay' in that year's BAFTA Awards and again starred Sinclair. He later wrote and directed the successful Local Hero for David Puttnam. When Puttnam went to Hollywood, Forsyth followed but with limited success. Gregory's 2 Girls appeared as a Gregory's Girl sequel in 2000, but received mixed reviews.

Another notable Bill Forsyth film is Comfort and Joy (1984).


  • Allan Hunter & Mark Astaire. Local Hero: the making of the film (1983).
  • 'Bill Forsyth: The Imperfect Anarchist' IN: From Limelight to Satellite: A Scottish Film Book (1990).

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