Christopher Morahan

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Christopher Morahan
Christopher Morahan at the National Theatre Studio, November 2010
Christopher Thomas Morahan

(1929-07-09)9 July 1929
London, England
Died7 April 2017(2017-04-07) (aged 87)
London, England
Occupation(s)Stage and television director
Years active1957–2017
Spouse(s)Joan Murray (her death)
Anna Carteret

Christopher Thomas Morahan CBE (9 July 1929 – 7 April 2017) was an English stage and television director and production executive.

From 1972 to 1976, he was the Head of Plays for BBC Television, a department responsible for such series as Play for Today. Morahan joined the National Theatre in 1977 as Deputy Director and was appointed Co-Director of the Olivier Theatre.

He was involved in creating the 14-part television drama The Jewel in the Crown (1984), of which he was co-director and producer. The series won a Primetime Emmy Award and a BAFTA TV Award in 1985.[1]

Morahan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to drama.[2][3]

Morahan died on 7 April 2017 in London at the age of 87. He died on the same day as Tim Pigott-Smith, one of the leads in The Jewel in the Crown.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Christopher Morahan Awards". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. "No. 59808". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2011. p. 8.
  3. "Main list of the 2011 Queen's birthday honours recipients" (PDF). BBC News UK. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  4. McKee, Ruth; Billington, Michael (7 April 2017). "Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-08.

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