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Sheikh Waris Ahmad Habibullah

BORN : 9 DEC 1938, Lucknow,India

FATHER : Sheikh Ali Bahadur Habibullah [1909 - 11 NOV 1982]
MOTHER : Attia Hosain Kidwai [20 OCT 1913 - 23 JAN 1998]

Taluqdar of Saidanpur
He is a British-Indian television director and film 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 Docto r Who serial, An Unearthly Child, in 1963. In 1964 he returned to the series to direct the fourth serial, Marco Polo. He went on to enjoy a successful career directing many productions such as a 1965 BBC television version of A Passage to India ; a suffragette movement drama Shoulder to Shoulder (BBC, 1974); the BBC serial Notorious Woman (1974); and the Thames Television serial Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978). The latter two productions saw him working once more with former Doctor Who pro ducer Verity Lambert. He also directed the theatrical motion picture version of Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1973) starring Keith Michell, Charlotte Rampling and Donald Pleasance. In the 1990s he directed several television movies in the Unite d States.


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