Waris Hussein

Director, Actor, Writer

Director, Actor, Writer


Born in Lucknow, India, Waris Hussein moved to England at age nine with his parents. He later attended Cambridge and at 21 started as a trainee director with BBC, where his mother, the late Attia Hussein, worked. In addition to reading news in Hindi, she was also the station's dramatic star--translating William Shakespeare in Urdu and Hindi--as ...
Birth date
1938-12-09
Awards
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.

Known For


Edward & Mrs. Simpson
Edward & Mrs. Simpson
Director (1978)
A Touch of Love
A Touch of Love
Director (1969)
Copacabana
Copacabana
Director (1985)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorHer Best Friend's Husband
(TV Movie)
2002
DirectorLife of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story
(TV Movie)
1998
DirectorSupply & Demand
(TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes) - Golden Goose: Part 2 (1998) - Golden Goose: Part 1 (1998) - Raw Recruit: Part 2 (1998) - Raw Recruit: Part 1 (1998)
1998
DirectorSixth Happiness1997
DirectorA Child's Wish
(TV Movie)
1997
DirectorThe Face on the Milk Carton
(TV Movie) (directed by)
1995
DirectorFall from Grace
(TV Movie)
1994
DirectorMurder Between Friends
(TV Movie)
1994
DirectorFor the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story
(TV Movie)
1993
DirectorScreen Two
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1993)
1993
DirectorShe Woke Up
(TV Movie)
1992
DirectorSwitched at Birth
(TV Mini-Series)
1991
DirectorForbidden Nights
(TV Movie)
1990
DirectorThe Shell Seekers
(TV Movie)
1989
DirectorThose She Left Behind
(TV Movie)
1989
DirectorKiller Instinct
(TV Movie)
1988
DirectorOnassis, der reichste Mann der Welt
(TV Movie)
1988
DirectorDownpayment on Murder
(TV Movie)
1987
DirectorIntimate Contact
(TV Series) (4 episodes) - Episode #1.4 (1987) - Episode #1.3 (1987) - Episode #1.2 (1987) - Episode #1.1 (1987)
1987
DirectorWhen the Bough Breaks
(TV Movie)
1986
DirectorMaggie
(TV Movie)
1986
DirectorCopacabana
(TV Movie)
1985
DirectorSurviving
(TV Movie)
1985
DirectorArch of Triumph
(TV Movie)
1984
DirectorThe Winter of Our Discontent
(TV Movie)
1983
DirectorPrincess Daisy
(TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes) - Part 2 (1983) - Part 1 (1983)
1983
DirectorLittle Gloria... Happy at Last
(TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes) - Part II (1982) - Part I (1982)
1982
DirectorComing Out of the Ice
(TV Movie)
1982
DirectorCallie & Son
(TV Movie)
1981
DirectorBaby Comes Home
(TV Movie)
1980
DirectorThe Henderson Monster
(TV Movie)
1980
DirectorDeath Penalty
(TV Movie)
1980
DirectorAnd Baby Makes Six
(TV Movie)
1979
DirectorEdward & Mrs. Simpson
(TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes) - The Abdication (1978) - Proposals (1978) - The Decision (1978) - The Divorce (1978) - The New King (1978) Show all 7 episodes
1978
DirectorITV Playhouse
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Forty Weeks (1978) - Blind Love (1977)
1977-1978
DirectorArmchair Thriller
(TV Series) (4 episodes) - Rachel in Danger: Part 4 (1978) - Rachel in Danger: Part 3 (1978) - Rachel in Danger: Part 2 (1978) - Rachel in Danger: Part 1 (1978)
1978
DirectorDaphne Laureola
(TV Movie)
1978
DirectorMoths
(TV Movie)
1977
DirectorThe Sunday Drama
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Waiting for Sheila (1977)
1977
DirectorRomance
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Three Weeks (1977) - Moths (1977)
1977
DirectorPlay for Today
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Love Letters on Blue Paper (1976)
1976
DirectorThe Glittering Prizes
(TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes) - A Country Life (1976) - A Past Life (1976) - An Early Life (1976)
1976
DirectorBBC Play of the Month
(TV Series) (6 episodes) - Chips with Everything (1975) - Hedda Gabler (1972) - St. Joan (1968) - Girls in Uniform (1967) - The Cabinet Papers (1967) Show all 6 episodes
1965-1975
DirectorNotorious Woman
(TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes) - Resolution (1974) - Sonata (1974) - Prelude (1974) - Trial (1974) - Conflict (1974) Show all 7 episodes
1974
DirectorShoulder to Shoulder
(TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes) - Sylvia Pankhurst (1974) - Lady Constance Lytton (1974) - Annie Kenney (1974) - The Pankhursts (1974)
1974
DirectorBlack and Blue
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Rust (1973)
1973
DirectorBetween the Wars
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - The Silver Mask (1973) - Now Lies She There (1973)
1973
DirectorDivorce His - Divorce Hers
(TV Movie)
1973
DirectorHenry VIII and His Six Wives1972
DirectorThe Possession of Joel Delaney1972
DirectorGreat Performances
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Sarah
1971
DirectorMelody1971
DirectorQuackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx1970
DirectorA Touch of Love1969
DirectorW. Somerset Maugham
(TV Series) (1 episode) - A Casual Affair (1969)
1969
DirectorThe Wednesday Play
(TV Series) (9 episodes) - Spoiled (1968) - Toggle (1968) - The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) - Sleeping Dogs (1967) - Days in the Trees (1967) Show all 9 episodes
1966-1968
DirectorBoy Meets Girl
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Flight of the Kingfisher (1967)
1967
DirectorThirteen Against Fate
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Son (1966)
1966
DirectorThirty-Minute Theatre
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Ella (1966)
1966
DirectorThe Newcomers
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Episode #1.2 (1965) - Episode #1.1 (1965)
1965
DirectorLondoners
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Angus Slowly Sinking? (1965)
1965
DirectorThe Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling
(TV Series) (4 episodes) - Without Benefit of Clergy (1964) - The Sending of Dana Da (1964) - Mark of the Beast (1964) - On the City Wall (1964)
1964
DirectorFestival
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Police (1964)
1964
DirectorDoctor Who
(TV Series) (11 episodes) - Assassin at Peking (1964) - Mighty Kublai Khan (1964) - Rider from Shang-Tu (1964) - Five Hundred Eyes (1964) - The Singing Sands (1964) Show all 11 episodes
1963-1964
DirectorCompact
(TV Series) (10 episodes) - The Gamblers (1963) - On the Run (1963) - Normal Working (1963) - Emergency (1963) - The Man for the Job (1963) Show all 10 episodes
1962-1963
DirectorBBC Sunday-Night Play
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Shadow of Mart (1963)
1963
DirectorMoonstrike
(TV Series) (1 episode) - A Matter of Trust (1963)
1963
DirectorSuspense
(TV Series) (1 episode) - One Step from the Pavement (1963)
1963
RoleTitleYear
ActorTale of a Timelord
(Short) The Narrator
2016
ActorMr. Nice
Mohammed Durrani
2010
ActorMrs. Henderson Presents
Maharajah
2005
ActorCorrigan Blake
(TV Series) Cholo - You Can't Win Them All (1962) ... Cholo
1962
RoleTitleYear
WriterBBC Play of the Month
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - St. Joan (1968) ... (teleplay)
1968
WriterThe Wednesday Play
(TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode) - Days in the Trees (1967) ... (screenplay)
1967
RoleTitleYear
ProducerHer Best Friend's Husband
(TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
2002
ProducerSuspense
(TV Series) (producer - 1 episode) - One Step from the Pavement (1963) ... (producer)
1963
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewAn Adventure in Space and Time
(TV Movie) (consultant)
2013
RoleTitleYear
ThanksMaster When
(TV Series) (inspirational thanks - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (special thanks - 1 episode, 2015) - Obligatory filler episode in which nothing really happens (2017) ... (inspirational thanks) - A Guide to Doctor Who-Related Public Domain Videos Available on the Internet (2016) ... (inspirational thanks) - Public Domain Doctor Who (2015) ... (special thanks)
ThanksWhen Bette Met Mae
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2014
ThanksMrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
(special thanks)
2005
RoleTitleYear
SelfDoctor Who: The Fan Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - LGBTQ in the Worlds of Doctor Who (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfDoctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour
(TV Movie documentary) Self - 1st Director of Doctor Who
2014
SelfWilliam Hartnell: The Original
(TV Short documentary) Self
2013
SelfWho's Round
(TV Series) Self - Waris Hussein (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfTales of Television Centre
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Director
2012
SelfVerity Lambert: Drama Queen
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfDoctor Who Confidential
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Fright Stuff (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfDoctor Who: Origins
(Video documentary) Self
2006
SelfInside the Spaceship: The Story of the TARDIS
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfOver the Edge: The Story of the Edge of Destruction
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfSinister Image
(TV Series) Self
1987
SelfThe 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1986
SelfSearch
(TV Series) Self - Film Competition Judge - Film Competition 1971 (1971) ... Self - Film Competition Judge
1971
SelfFilm Night
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 March 1971 (1971) ... Self
1971
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageCult People
(Video documentary) Self
1989