Gavin Lambert

Writer, Actor, Director

Writer, Actor, Director


Educated at St. George's Windsor and Cheltenham College in the United Kingdom, where he first met and befriended Lindsay Anderson. Studied English Literature for one year at Oxford, but left on hearing that he would have to learn mediaeval English to get his degree. Editor of Sight & Sound magazine from 1950-1956. Moved to Los Angeles in 1956 to ...
Birth date
1924-07-23
Death date
2005-07-17
Awards
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.

Known For



Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterDead on the Money
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1991
WriterSweet Bird of Youth
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1989
WriterThe Big Mirror
(scenario)
1989
WriterTales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set
(TV Movie) (short story)
1988
WriterLiberace: Behind the Music
(TV Movie) (written by)
1988
WriterSecond Serve
(TV Movie)
1986
WriterAvalanche
(writer - as Claude Pola)
1978
WriterI Never Promised You a Rose Garden
(screenplay)
1977
WriterInterval
(writer)
1973
WriterI Want What I Want
(additional dialogue) / (additional material)
1972
WriterWhoever Slew Auntie Roo?
(additional dialogue)
1972
WriterITV Playhouse
(TV Series) (novel - 1 episode) - The Style of the Countess (1970) ... (novel)
1970
WriterInside Daisy Clover
(novel) / (screenplay)
1965
WriterThe Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
(screenplay)
1961
WriterThe Barbara Stanwyck Show
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Confession (1961) ... (story)
1961
WriterSons and Lovers
(screenplay)
1960
WriterStartime
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Closed Set (1960) ... (writer)
1960
WriterThe Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Strange Witness (1959) ... (teleplay)
1959
WriterThe Millionaire
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Julia Conrad Story (1959) ... (writer)
1959
WriterLux Playhouse
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Small Wonder (1958) ... (teleplay)
1958
WriterGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954) - Strange Witness (1958) ... (teleplay) - The Road to Edinburgh (1954) ... (adaptation - uncredited)
WriterBitter Victory
(screenplay)
1957
WriterBigger Than Life
(uncredited)
1956
WriterAnother Sky
(script)
1954
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Next Best Thing
Ricky
2000
ActorRich and Famous
Literary Party Guest
1981
RoleTitleYear
DirectorAnother Sky1954
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe Savage Eye
(assistant camera - uncredited)
1959
RoleTitleYear
ThanksNicole
(special thanks)
1976
RoleTitleYear
SelfGlanz und Elend in Hollywood: Natalie Wood
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfThings Gone and Things Still Here
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfSilent Hollywood: Cult, Stars, Scandals
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfGarbo
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
2005
SelfJohn Ford Goes to War
(Documentary) Self
2002
SelfE! Mysteries & Scandals
(TV Series documentary) Self - Gloria Grahame (2001) ... Self - Rudolph Valentino (1999) ... Self - Rita Hayworth (1998) ... Self - James Whale (1998) ... Self - Alla Nazimova (1998) ... Self
1998-2001
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - On Cukor (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfUniversal Horror
(TV Movie documentary) Self / interview
1998
SelfCentury of Cinema
(TV Series documentary) Self - A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) ... Self
1995
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageLegends
(TV Series documentary) Self - Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods (2007) ... Self
2007