On This Day … 16 January [2023]

People (Births)

  • 1971 – Josh Evans, American film producer, screenwriter and actor.

People (Deaths)

  • 1962 – Frank Hurley, Australian photographer, director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1885).
  • 1981 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908).

Josh Evans

Joshua A. Evans (born January 16, 1971) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, author and actor best known for his role in Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

Frank Hurley

James Francis “Frank” Hurley OBE (15 October 1885 to 16 January 1962) was an Australian photographer and adventurer.

He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. He was the official photographer for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16.

His artistic style produced many memorable images. He also used staged scenes, composites and photographic manipulation.

Bernard Lee

John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 to 16 January 1981) was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films.

Lee’s film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Lee appeared in over one hundred films, as well as on stage and in television dramatisations. He was known for his roles as authority figures, often playing military characters or policemen in films such as The Third Man, The Blue Lamp, The Battle of the River Plate (1956), and Whistle Down the Wind. He died of stomach cancer in 1981, aged 73.

Lee served with the Royal Sussex Regiment during the Second World War. While waiting to be demobbed he attended a golfing ladies’ night where he met a producer. This subsequently led to his being offered a part in the play Stage Door.

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