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Jack Gold (1930 -- 2015)

The film and TV director Jack Gold died on 9th August aged 85.

Best known for his work on the hugely successful British film Goodnight Mister Tom (1998) he enjoyed a long career within the arts. A regular collaborator with John Thaw he directed many episode of the acclaimed TV series Inspector Morse (1987 – 2000) and Kavanagh QC (1995-2001)

Gold began his career in the industry with a stint at the BBC working as an editor before finding his way into direction.

He won three Baftas throughout his career. One in particular was for the film The Naked Civil Servant (1975) starring John Hurt as the flamboyant Quentin Crisp.

Other notable films included The Medusa Touch (1978) starring Richard Burton, Man Friday (1975) with Peter O’Toole, Aces High (1976) with Christopher Plummer and The Tenth Man (1988) with Anthony Hopkins.

He leaves behind his wife and 3 sons.