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Terence Davies

Screenwriter, film director, novelist and actor

Terence Davies is a gay Liverpool-born screenwriter, film director, novelist and actor. He was educated at Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Liverpool followed by work in accounting and bookkeeping. He went on study at The Coventry Drama School. From 1977 – 1980 he was a student at the National Television and Film School.

His films, many which gained critical acclaim, include, Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Long Day Closes, The Neon Bible, The House of Mirth, Of Time and the City, The Deep Blue Sea and Sunset Song.

Many of his works explore what it means to be Liverpudlian, as well as touching on what it means to be Catholic and to be gay.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Associated Person
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool: Kensington
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