Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Aussie director and writer Don Sharp has died. He was one of the key inspirations for TERRY SHARP. He directed Hammer's RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK , THE DEVIL- SHIP PIRATES and KISS OF THE VAMPIRE. Among his other genre work was THE FACE and BRIDES OF FU MANCHU , WITCHCRAFT , CURSE OF THE FLY and DARK PLACES. He directed the 1974 CALLAN film starring Edward Woodward and episodes of THE AVENGERS ( Invasion of the Earthmen , The- Get- Away and The Curious Case of the Countless Clues) and one episode of THE CHAMPIONS ( Project Zero in 1969).
Never really accorded the acclaim he was due because he worked outside the studio system - Don was a director who could direct any genre including comedy. To end this short piece I must mention a favourite - PSYCHOMANIA - ride free Don , you've earned it and thankyou.