Forsyth, Bill

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Forsyth, Bill Gender: M
Forsyth, William David
born on 29 July 1946 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°40' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°59 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°28'


Scottish-British-American filmmaker and director who started in 1963 with only $10,000 and a volunteer group of friends to produce in three short weeks, on 16mm, a witty story of teen-bungled heist, "That Sinking Feeling." It was well received at Edinburgh and London Film Festivals and it's success enabled Forsyth to receive financial backing for his next feature, "Gregory's Girl," in 1981. It won the British Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, but was a sleeper in the U.S. The emergence of Forsyth as a filmmaker became more evident with his U.S. productions from 1987, including; "Housekeeping," 1987, "Breaking In," 1989, "Rebecca's Daughters," 1992 and in 1994, "Being Human."

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  • Work : New Career 1963 (Started his directing career)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Release of "Gregory's Girl")
  • Family : Change residence 1987 (Moved to the U.S. for work purposes)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (Release of "Housekeeping")

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Caroline Gerard from B.C. British Entertainers, 1997


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Scotland to England to U.S.)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmmaker and director)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (British Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay)