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Director David Leland Dies, Aged 82

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David Leland, a director of stage and display whose filmmaking CV consists of movies corresponding to Wish You Were Here, Personal Services and Land Girls, has died. He was 82.

Born in 1941 in Cambridge, Leland initially educated as an actor on the Central Speech of School and Drama and had many stage credit earlier than shifting into path on the Crucible Theatre. That started his collaboration with Alan Clarke in 1981. He wrote Made In Britain, which Clarke directed and featured the primary display position of Tim Roth. In 1986, Leland and director Neil Jordan co-wrote the screenplay for Mona Lisa, which starred Bob Hoskins.

Leland then wrote Personal Services, which was directed by Terry Jones and adopted the true-life story of Cynthia Payne, who ran a personal brothel.

Payne was additionally the topic of Leland’s subsequent movie his directorial debut, Wish You Were Here, which chronicled her teenage years, starring Emily Lloyd.

While his subsequent two movies, Checking Out and The Big Man failed on the field workplace, he got here hovering again by co-writing and directing The Land Girls starring Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel. A detailed buddy of former Beatle George Harrison, he was concerned with the memorial Concert For George, directed a documentary of the night time.

In addition to his large display work, Leland additionally directed episodes of exhibits corresponding to Band Of Brothers and The Borgias.

After the dying of his buddy George Harrison, Leland was carefully concerned within the former Beatle’s memorial, Concert for George, and directed a cinematic documentary of the night time. And whereas he could be finest identified for his work behind the digicam, he additionally appeared in entrance of it, in movies corresponding to When Saturday Comes, The Missionary and Gawain And The Green Knight.

Pierce Brosnan, who labored with Leland a number of instances, paid tribute: “David Leland holds a mighty place in my coronary heart. He gave me my break as an actor in Tennessee Williams’ play The Red Devil Battery Sign. I used to be simply out of Drama Center the place David was additionally an alumni. It was the fun of my younger lifetime to be forged as McCabe, working with David and Tennessee. David will endlessly be a necessary a part of my story and of all who knew and liked him.”

Leland is survived by his spouse, Sabrina and 4 daughters, his son and his six grandchildren.

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